tableau

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From French tableau, from Old French tablel ‎(a surface which is used primarily for painting).

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tableau ‎(plural tableaux or tableaus)

  1. A striking and vivid representation; a picture.
    • 2014, Paul Salopek, Blessed. Cursed. Claimed., National Geographic (December 2014)[1]
      Stefania Chlouveraki, the project leader, stands at a long sorting table. She turns the colored fragments over and over in her fingertips. She fits each one into its place: a magnificent tableau of lions, crosses, pomegranate trees.
  2. A vivid graphic scene of a group of people arranged as in a painting.
  3. (card games) Mostly in solitaire card games, but also in other card and board games, the main area, where random cards can be arranged.

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tableau m ‎(plural tableaux)

  1. painting
  2. picture (a captured image)
  3. writing board
  4. table (arrangement of rows and columns)
  5. chart

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