tablet

tablet

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of tablet in English

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English

Etymology

From Middle English tablet, from Old French tablete (Modern French tablette), diminutive of table (table).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: tăbʹlət, IPA(key): /ˈtæblət/
  • Rhymes: -æblət

Noun

tablet (plural tablets)

  1. A slab of clay used for inscription.
  2. (religion) A short scripture written by the founders of the Bahá'í faith.
  3. A pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a substance.
    Many people take vitamin tablets as a food supplement.
  4. A block of several sheets of blank paper that are bound together at the top; pad of paper.
  5. (computing) A graphics tablet.
  6. (computing) A tablet computer, a type of portable computer.
  7. (Scotland) A confection made from sugar, condensed milk and butter, produced in flat slabs, with a grainer texture than fudge.
  8. (rail transport) A type of round token giving authority for a train to proceed over a single-track line.

Derived terms

  • wax tablet

Translations

See also

  • caplet
  • capsule

Verb

tablet (third-person singular simple present tablets, present participle tableting or tabletting, simple past and past participle tableted or tabletted)

  1. (transitive) To form (a drug, etc.) into tablets.

References

  • “tablet”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

Anagrams

  • Battle, batlet, battel, battle

Dutch

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Middle French tablette.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /taːˈblɛt/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧blet
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Noun

tablet f or n (plural tabletten, diminutive tabletje n)

  1. tablet, pill (piece of medicine in solid state)
  2. flat, rectangular piece or slab

Descendants

  • Indonesian: tablet

Derived terms

  • bruistablet
  • kleitablet
  • zuigtablet

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English tablet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛ.blət/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧blet

Noun

tablet m (plural tablets)

  1. tablet computer

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch tablet, from Middle French tablette, from Old French tablete (Modern French tablette), diminutive of table (table), from Latin tabula. Doublet of tabel.

  • Semantic loan from English tablet for tablet computer sense.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtablɛt]
  • Hyphenation: ta‧blèt

Noun

tablèt (first-person possessive tabletku, second-person possessive tabletmu, third-person possessive tabletnya)

  1. tablet:
    1. (medicine, pharmacy) a pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a substance.
      Synonyms: gentel, pil
    2. a slab of clay used for inscription.
    3. (computing) a tablet computer, a type of portable computer.
  2. flat, rectangular piece or slab

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “tablet” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • tabelett, tabelet, tabblet, tabulet, tabulette

Etymology

From Old French tablete; equivalent to table +‎ -et.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtab(ə)lɛt(ə)/, /ˈtaːb(ə)lɛt(ə)/

Noun

tablet (plural tablettes)

  1. A tablet, especially an easily carried one for writing on.
  2. (biblical) The Ten Commandments in physical form handed down from heaven.
  3. A level surface for painting or working upon.
  4. A piece of jewellery with a level portion.
  5. (rare) A marble slab utilised as tiling.
  6. (rare) A pill; a tablet for medication.

Descendants

  • English: tablet
  • Scots: taiblet

References

  • “tablet, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-27.

Polish

Etymology

From English tablet, from Middle English tablet, from Old French tablete.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtab.lɛt/

Noun

tablet m inan

  1. (computing) digitizer, graphics tablet (small, easily swallowed portion of a substance)
  2. (computing) tablet computer

Declension

Further reading

  • tablet in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tablet in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from English tablet.

Noun

tablet m (plural tablets)

  1. (computing) tablet computer (a type of portable computer)
    Synonym: táblete

Further reading

  • “tablet” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish

Noun

tablet m or f (plural tablets)

  1. (computing) tablet
    Synonym: tableta

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