Tabular difference
Tabular Tab"u*lar, a. [L. tabularis, fr. tabula a board, table. See {Table}.] Having the form of, or pertaining to, a table (in any of the uses of the word). Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) Having a flat surface; as, a tabular rock. [1913 Webster] (b) Formed into a succession of flakes; laminated. [1913 Webster]

Nodules . . . that are tabular and plated. --Woodward. [1913 Webster] (c) Set in squares. [R.] [1913 Webster] (d) Arranged in a schedule; as, tabular statistics. [1913 Webster] (e) Derived from, or computed by, the use of tables; as, tabular right ascension. [1913 Webster]

{Tabular difference} (Math.), the difference between two consecutive numbers in a table, sometimes printed in its proper place in the table.

{Tabular spar} (Min.), wollastonite. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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