What does tablet mean?

Definitions for tablet
ˈtæb lɪttablet

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tablet.

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


  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.

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

  2. tablet(Noun)

    A slab of rock used for inscription.

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

  3. tablet(Noun)

    a short scripture written by the founders of the Bahá'í faith.

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

  4. tablet(Noun)

    a graphics tablet

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

  5. tablet(Noun)

    a tablet computer, a type of portable computer

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

  6. tablet(Noun)

    A confection made from sugar, condensed milk and butter.

    Etymology: 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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tablet

    tab′let, n. a small flat surface: something flat on which to write, paint, &c.: a confection in a flat square form.—n. Tab′loid, a small tablet containing a certain definite portion of some drug, a troche or lozenge. Registered trade mark. [Dim. of table.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tablet

    See TRAPEZOID. Also, a flat coping stone placed at the top of the revêtement of the escarp, to protect the masonry from the weather.

  2. tablet

    Has all its four sides and angles unequal, and no sides parallel.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for tablet »

  1. battle, Battle

  2. batlet

  3. Battle

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tablet in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tablet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tablet in a Sentence

  1. Jason Goldman:

    So, for those who've cut the cord from cable and network TV: whether you use a smart TV, web browser, mobile device, or tablet, there's a way for you to watch the president's speech as it happens and on-demand.

  2. Christian Grewell:

    What I worry most about is the low-end market, where the producers are more focused on a quick buck and not on the security of the device, the investment( for parents) might be better spent on a tablet that can perform the same functions.

  3. Eva Schweber:

    The unsecure email is easier, in that I can do it from my phone, my tablet, whatever.

  4. Jeremy Gillula:

    Removing device encryption due to lack of customer use is an incredibly poor excuse for weakening the security of those customers that did use the feature, given that the information stored on a tablet can be just as sensitive as that stored on a phone or on a computer, Amazon should instead be pushing to make device encryption the default -- not removing it.

  5. Leah Briscoe:

    I called her the other day on it, and the nurse was in her room, so she was able to be like' Oh look someone's calling you on it.' We had a whole conversation on it, she was so excited, we tried to do the tablet thing with her, and it wasn't successful. She can't really talk on the phone anymore, so we needed to get a little bit more creative with how we were going to keep in touch with her.

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