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noun tab·let \ ˈta-blət \

Definition of tablet

1 a :a flat slab or plaque suited for or bearing an inscription
b :a thin slab or one of a set of portable sheets used for writing
c :pad 4
2 a :a small mass of medicated material
  • an aspirin tablet
b :a compressed or molded block of a solid material
3 a 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.

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

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Origin and Etymology of tablet

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

tablet Synonyms


TABLET Defined for English Language Learners

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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

tablet

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noun tab·let \ ˈta-blət \

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 Dictionary

tablet

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noun tab·let \ ˈtab-lət \

medical Definition of tablet

:a small mass of medicated material (as in the shape of a disk)
  • an aspirin tablet


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