Definition of tablet
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
2a : a small mass of medicated material an aspirin tabletb : a compressed or molded block of a solid material
3a or tablet computer : 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, playing games, reading electronic books, etc.b : graphics tablet
Examples of tablet in a Sentence
you'll need to use your writing tablet to record all the information that the real estate agent is likely to reel off
take two tablets of the medication every eight hours
Recent Examples of tablet from the Web
The artifacts include ancient clay tablets featuring cuneiform writing, clay bullae, and cylinder seals, and were allegedly smuggled into the U.S via The United Arab Emirates and Israel for $1.6 million.
Following its investigation, CPB has seized roughly 3,450 objects—the 450 ancient cuneiform tablets and 3,000 ancient clay bullae for which the case is named.
Store employees are equipped with tablets to show how prices stack up against rivals to help convince shoppers that buying online isn’t cheaper.
Contrary to competitors such as SoulCycle Inc. that operate dozens of cycling studios, Peloton only sells $1,995 bikes that come equipped with a tablet on which users see live or prerecorded cycling classes, a less capital-intensive business model.
Both Apple and Microsoft are marketing their tablets as ideal for creative professionals.
Teen Summer Readimg grand prize giveaways includes a tablet computer, U of L football tickets and gift cards to Barnes & Noble.
Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes.
Teen Summer Reading grand prize giveaways includes a tablet computer, U of L football tickets and gift cards to Barnes & Noble.
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Origin and Etymology of tablet
Middle English tablett, from Anglo-French tablet, diminutive of table table
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
TABLET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tablet for English Language Learners
: 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
TABLET Defined for Kids
Definition of tablet for Students
1 : a thin flat slab used for writing, painting, or drawing
2 : a number of sheets of writing paper glued together at one edge
3 : a small usually round mass of material containing medicine aspirin tablets
Medical Definition of tablet
: a small mass of medicated material (as in the shape of a disk) an aspirin tablet
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