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tab1 / tab/ • n. 1. a small flap or strip of material attached to or projecting from something, used to hold or manipulate it, or for identification and information. ∎  a similar piece of material forming part of a garment: [as adj.] shirts with tab collars. ∎  a strip or ring of metal attached to the top of a canned drink and pulled to open the can. 2. inf. a restaurant or bar bill. 3. Aeron. a part of a control surface, typically hinged, that modifies the action or response of the surface. • v. (tabbed , tab·bing ) [tr.] mark or identify with a projecting piece of material: he opened the book at a page tabbed by a cloth bookmark. ∎ fig. identify as being of a specified type or suitable for a specified position: he was tabbed by the president as the next Republican National Committee chairman. PHRASES: keep tabs (or a tab) on inf. monitor the activities or development of; keep under observation. pick up the tab inf. pay for something: my company will pick up the tab for all moving expenses.DERIVATIVES: tabbed adj. tab2 • n. a facility in a word-processing program, or a device on a typewriter, used for advancing to a sequence of set positions in tabular work: set tabs at 1.4 inches and 3.4 inches. • v. (tabbed , tab·bing ) 1. short for tabulate. 2. [intr.] activate the tab feature on a word processor or typewriter: the user can tab to the phrase and press Enter. tab3 • n. inf. a tablet containing a dose of a drug. tab4 • n. inf. a tabloid newspaper: she tries to cover up his pecadillos before they make the tabs' front pages.

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1. Short for (a) tabulate, i.e. to lay out data; (b) tabulation character, a control character used when laying out data to control the movement of a print or display mechanism. Most keyboards have a tab key, which may initiate the tabulation function or may be used for other control purposes.

2. A feature of many graphical interfaces where the user may select one of several optional screens by clicking on the tab. The term derives from card indexes where a small extension of the card allows easy identification of the required card.

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tab short broad strip, etc. XVII; depending or projecting piece on a dress XIX; label; (U.S) reckoning, check. of unkn. orig.

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TAB / tab/ • abbr. ∎  typhoid–paratyphoid A and B vaccine.

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Tab Trade name; sugar‐free cola drink sweetened with cyclamate, introduced 1963.

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tab. Ear, or means of securing a rainwater-pipe to a wall.

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tabblab, cab, confab, crab, Crabbe, dab, drab, fab, flab, gab, grab, jab, kebab, lab, nab, scab, slab, smash-and-grab, stab, tab •Moab • baobab • rehab • pedicab •minicab • taxicab • Skylab

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