tabulate

verb
tab·​u·​late | \ ˈta-byə-ˌlāt How to pronounce tabulate (audio) \
tabulated; tabulating

Definition of tabulate

transitive verb

1 : to count, record, or list systematically
2 : to put into tabular form

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Other Words from tabulate

tabulation \ ˌta-​byə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce tabulation (audio) \ noun
tabulator \ ˈta-​byə-​ˌlā-​tər How to pronounce tabulator (audio) \ noun

Examples of tabulate in a Sentence

A machine is used to tabulate the votes.
Recent Examples on the Web In an interview on CNN Wednesday, senior adviser Symone Sanders pointed to problems with an app used to tabulate precinct results. Ryan Teague Beckwith, Bloomberg.com, "Buttigieg and Sanders Battle to Virtual Tie: Campaign Update," 8 May 2020 The state pivoted to a vote-by-mail election, with results tabulated Tuesday. Jackie Borchardt, Cincinnati.com, "Amy Klobuchar, Stacey Abrams stir VP speculation at Ohio virtual Election Night watch party," 29 Apr. 2020 None of this seems ideal for a technology used to tabulate and report results for a crucial election in the most powerful democracy in the world. Amrita Khalid, Quartz, "Why apps don’t belong anywhere near elections," 5 Feb. 2020 In Iowa, Klobuchar is polling at 10%, according to a compilation of reputable surveys tabulated by Real Clear Politics. Abby Vesoulis/cedar Falls, Time, "Amy Klobuchar Distances Herself From Her Progressive Rivals, Emphasizes Kitchen Table Issues in Closing Iowa Pitch," 2 Feb. 2020 In addition, the vulnerabilities exposed in the 2016 U.S. election added fuel to a nationwide movement for localities to adopt voting machines that produce a paper trail, so results tabulated by computers can be checked by humans. Andrew Martin, Fortune, "What Is Election Hacking— And Can It Change Who Wins?," 26 Dec. 2019 In addition, the vulnerabilities exposed in the 2016 U.S. election added fuel to a nationwide movement for localities to adopt voting machines that produce a paper trail, so results tabulated by computers can be checked by humans. Kartikay Mehrotra And Andrew Martin | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "What Is Election Hacking, and Can It Change Who Wins?," 6 Dec. 2019 Once the players’ votes are tabulated and released, once it’s known whether or not a new collective bargaining agreement is ratified, league officials have a decision. David Moore, Dallas News, "With the rest of the sports world on hiatus, the Cowboys, NFL have an ideal opportunity to fill the void," 14 Mar. 2020 With 97 percent of the vote in Monday’s election tabulated, Netanyahu’s unexpectedly large lead was holding firm. Steve Hendrix, BostonGlobe.com, "With most votes counted, Netanyahu gains edge in Israeli election," 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of tabulate

1734, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for tabulate

Latin tabula tablet

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The first known use of tabulate was in 1734

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“Tabulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tabulate. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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tabulate

verb
How to pronounce tabulate (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of tabulate

: to arrange information in an organized way so that it can be studied, recorded, etc.

tabulate

verb
tab·​u·​late | \ ˈta-byə-ˌlāt How to pronounce tabulate (audio) \
tabulated; tabulating

Kids Definition of tabulate

: to count and record in an orderly way tabulate votes

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