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tablet

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noun tab·let \ˈta-blət\

Simple Definition of tablet

  • : a flat piece of stone, clay, or wood that has writing on it

  • : a small usually round piece of medicine

  • : a set of paper sheets for writing or drawing that are glued or fastened at one edge

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tablet

  1. 1a :  a flat slab or plaque suited for or bearing an inscriptionb :  a thin slab or one of a set of portable sheets used for writingc :  pad 4

  2. 2a :  a compressed or molded block of a solid materialb :  a small mass of medicated material <an aspirin tablet>

  3. 3a :  graphics tabletb :  a mobile computing device that has a flat, rectangular form like that of a magazine or pad of paper, that is usually controlled by means of a touch screen, and that is typically used for accessing the Internet, watching videos, reading electronic books, etc.

Examples of tablet in a sentence

  1. <you'll need to use your writing tablet to record all the information that the real estate agent is likely to reel off>

  2. <take two tablets of the medication every eight hours>



Origin and Etymology of tablet

Middle English tablett, from Anglo-French tablet, diminutive of table table


First Known Use: 14th century


TABLET Defined for Kids

tablet

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noun tab·let \ˈta-blət\

Definition of tablet for Students

  1. 1 :  a thin flat slab used for writing, painting, or drawing

  2. 2 :  a number of sheets of writing paper glued together at one edge

  3. 3 :  a small usually round mass of material containing medicine <aspirin tablets>




Medical Dictionary

tablet

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noun tab·let \ˈtab-lət\

Medical Definition of tablet

  1. :  a small mass of medicated material (as in the shape of a disk) <an aspirin tablet>





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