I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1607 1. a. a short projecting device: as (1) a small flap or loop by which something may be grasped or pulled (2) a projection from a card used as an aid in filing b. a small insert, addition, or remnant c. appendage, extension; especially one of a series of small pendants forming a decorative border or edge of a garment d. a small auxiliary airfoil hinged to a control surface (as a trailing edge) to help stabilize an airplane in flight — see airplane illustration 2. [partly short for table (I); partly from sense 1] a. close surveillance ; watch <
keep tabs on trends
b. a creditor's statement ; bill, check c. cost <
the tab for the new program
3. [by shortening] a. tabloid b. tablet 4. [short for tabulator] a key on a keyboard especially for arranging data in columns II. transitive verb (tabbed; tabbing) Date: 1872 1. to furnish or ornament with tabs 2. to single out ; designate 3. tabulate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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