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

English Online Dictionary. What means tablet‎? What does tablet mean?

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

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

tablet (plural tablets)

  1. A slab of clay, stone or wood used for inscription.
  2. (religion) A short scripture written by the founders of the Baháʼí Faith.
  3. A pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a substance in solid form.
    Coordinate term: capsule
    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.
  • Scottish Gaelic: tablaid
  • caplet
  • capsule

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.
  • “tablet”, in Lexico,; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
  • Battle, batlet, battel, battle

Borrowed from Middle French tablette.

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

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

  1. tablet, pill (piece of medicine in solid state)
  2. flat, rectangular piece or slab
  • bruistablet
  • kleitablet
  • zuigtablet
  • Indonesian: tablet

Borrowed from English tablet.

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

tablet m (plural tablets)

  1. tablet computer

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

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
  • “tablet” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Agency for Language Development and Cultivation – Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, 2016.
  • tabelett, tabelet, tabblet, tabulet, tabulette

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

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

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

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

  • IPA(key): /ˈtab.lɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ablɛt
  • Syllabification: tab‧let

tablet m inan

  1. (computing) digitizer, graphics tablet (small, easily swallowed portion of a substance)
  2. (computing) tablet computer
  • tablet in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tablet in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Unadapted borrowing from English tablet.

tablet m (plural tablets)

  1. (computing) tablet computer (a type of portable computer)
    Synonym: táblete
  • “tablet” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Unadapted borrowing from English tablet.

  • IPA(key): /ˈtablet/ [ˈt̪a.β̞let̪]
  • Rhymes: -ablet
  • Syllabification: ta‧blet

tablet m or f same meaning (plural tablets)

  1. (computing) tablet
    Synonym: tableta

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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