tabular

adjective

tab·​u·​lar ˈta-byə-lər How to pronounce tabular (audio)
1
a
: of, relating to, or arranged in a table
specifically : set up in rows and columns
b
: computed by means of a table
2
: having a flat surface : laminar
a tabular crystal

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There are, however, many sorts of problems that fall into the world of tabular data. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, 1 Aug. 2022 DataCebo and Synthetic Data Vault focus on structured (i.e., tabular or relational) text datasets—that is, text data that is organized in tables or databases. Rob Toews, Forbes, 12 June 2022 There is a lot of good work from the early 2000’s from Daphne Koller and others on this, but all of it is based on using things like multiclass tabular data. Aparna Dhinakaran, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 The tabular approach provides some standardization but still leaves the interpretation of raw data up to the data consumers. Dave Mariani, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 Most organizations rely on tabular data modeling with data managed within data warehouse tables. Dave Mariani, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 The first is a set of AutoML tools for training models based on vision, text, and tabular datasets. Janakiram Msv, Forbes, 19 May 2021 Under the proposal, tabular disclosure would no longer be required. Mark Maurer, WSJ, 31 Jan. 2020 The first pair was two horizontal images—one of the tabular icebergs in Antarctica and one of cypress trees in Louisiana. Rachael Lallensack, Smithsonian, 21 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Latin tabularis of boards, from tabula board, tablet

First Known Use

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of tabular was circa 1656

Dictionary Entries Near tabular

Cite this Entry

“Tabular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tabular. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

tabular

adjective

tab·​u·​lar ˈtab-yə-lər How to pronounce tabular (audio)
1
: having a flat surface
2
a
: arranged or entered in a table
b
: computed by means of a table

Medical Definition

tabular

adjective

tab·​u·​lar ˈtab-yə-lər How to pronounce tabular (audio)
: having the form of a thin plate or scale
a tabular crystal

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