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tab·let / ˈtablit/ • n. a flat slab of stone, clay, or wood, used esp. for an inscription. ∎  a small disk or cylinder of a compressed solid substance, typically a measured amount of a medicine or drug; a pill. ∎  a writing pad. ∎  Archit. another term for table (sense 3).

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tablet.
1. Small slab or panel set into or attached to a wall or other large mass, often framed, and carrying an inscription, usually commemorative.

2. Horizontal capping or coping. See also tabling.

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tablet slab for an inscription or carving XIV; slab or panel for a painting XVI; sheet or leaf or (pl.) a set of them for writing on XVII; flat cake, lozenge XVI. — OF. tablete (mod. tablette); Rom. dim. of L. tabula TABLE; see -ET.

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tablet (tab-lit) n. (in pharmacy) a small disc containing one or more drugs, made by compressing a powdered form of the drug(s). It is usually taken by mouth.

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tablet Short for data tablet.

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