noun Etymology: Middle English tablett, from Anglo-French tablet, diminutive of table table Date: 14th century 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 compressed or molded block of a solid material b. a small mass of medicated material <
an aspirin tablet
3. graphics tablet

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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