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

How to pronounce tablet?

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How to say tablet in sign language?

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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. Ksenia Infinity:

    Milonov didn't say anything. We did a photoshoot with him in the background. When he noticed what we were doing he hid behind his tablet computer. We are very happy. He probably isn't. But who cares!

  2. Tim Bajarin:

    They're out of the phone business, to be fair that was a true mistake. The $50 tablet is far more strategic to their business.

  3. Bea Covington:

    King County voters, regardless of location or ability, will be able to access and cast King County voters ballot from a smartphone, a tablet, a computer or any other smart-enabled device.

  4. David Michaels:

    The tablet's significance is testament to the deep roots and enduring power of the Commandments that still form the basis of three of the world's great religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

  5. 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.

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