Definitions for tabletˈtæb lɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tab•letˈtæb lɪt(n.)

  1. a small, flattish cake or piece of some solid or solidified substance, as a drug.

    Category: Pharmacology

  2. a number of sheets of writing paper, forms, etc., fastened together at the edge; pad.

  3. a flat slab or surface, esp. one intended for or bearing an inscription or carving; plaque.

  4. a thin, flat leaf or sheet of slate, wood, or the like, used for writing on, esp. one of a pair or set.

  5. tablets, such a set as a whole.

Origin of tablet:

1275–1325; ME tablette < MF tablete. See table , -et

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tablet(noun)

    a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription

  2. pad, pad of paper, tablet(noun)

    a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge

  3. tablet(noun)

    a small flat compressed cake of some substance

    "a tablet of soap"

  4. pill, lozenge, tablet, tab(noun)

    a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tablet(noun)ˈtæb lɪt

    a round, hard piece of medicine to swallow; = pill

    Take two tablets.

Wiktionary

  1. tablet(Noun)

    a pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a medication or other substances to be taken orally.

    Many people take vitamin tablets as a food supplement.

  2. tablet(Noun)

    A slab of rock used for inscription.

  3. tablet(Noun)

    a short scripture written by the founders of the Bahu00E1'u00ED faith.

  4. tablet(Noun)

    a graphics tablet

  5. tablet(Noun)

    a tablet computer, a type of portable computer

  6. tablet(Noun)

    A confection made from sugar, condensed milk and butter.

  7. Origin: From tablete (Modern French tablette), diminutive of table.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tablet(noun)

    a small table or flat surface

  2. Tablet(noun)

    a flat piece of any material on which to write, paint, draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an inscription or a picture

  3. Tablet(noun)

    hence, a small picture; a miniature

  4. Tablet(noun)

    a kind of pocket memorandum book

  5. Tablet(noun)

    a flattish cake or piece; as, tablets of arsenic were formerly worn as a preservative against the plague

  6. Tablet(noun)

    a solid kind of electuary or confection, commonly made of dry ingredients with sugar, and usually formed into little flat squares; -- called also lozenge, and troche, especially when of a round or rounded form

Freebase

  1. Tablet

    A tablet is a pharmaceutical dosage form. It comprises a mixture of active substances and excipients, usually in powder form, pressed or compacted from a powder into a solid dose. The excipients can include diluents, binders or granulating agents, glidants and lubricants to ensure efficient tabletting; disintegrants to promote tablet break-up in the digestive tract; sweeteners or flavours to enhance taste; and pigments to make the tablets visually attractive. A polymer coating is often applied to make the tablet smoother and easier to swallow, to control the release rate of the active ingredient, to make it more resistant to the environment, or to enhance the tablet's appearance. The compressed tablet is the most popular dosage form in use today. About two-thirds of all prescriptions are dispensed as solid dosage forms, and half of these are compressed tablets. A tablet can be formulated to deliver an accurate dosage to a specific site; it is usually taken orally, but can be administered sublingually, buccally, rectally or intravaginally. The tablet is just one of the many forms that an oral drug can take such as syrups, elixirs, suspensions, and emulsions. Medicinal tablets were originally made in the shape of a disk of whatever color their components determined, but are now made in many shapes and colors to help distinguish different medicines. Tablets are often stamped with symbols, letters, and numbers, which enable them to be identified. Sizes of tablets to be swallowed range from a few millimeters to about a centimeter. Some tablets are in the shape of capsules, and are called "caplets". Other products are manufactured in the form of tablets which are designed to dissolve or disintegrate; e.g. cleaning and deodorizing products.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tablet' in Nouns Frequency: #2586


Translations for tablet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

tablet(noun)

a pill

Take these tablets for your headache; a sleeping-tablet (= a tablet to make one sleep).

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