tablet

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English[edit]

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Tablets (sense 3)

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

tablet (plural tablets)

  1. A slab of clay, stone or wood used for inscription.
    • 2023 January 11, Stephen Roberts, “Bradshaw's Britain: castles and cathedrals”, in RAIL, number 974, page 56:
      Also mentioned is the Rev. T. Stock, who has a tablet in St John's church [Gloucester] and "who with Raikes established the four original Sunday schools in this parish ... in 1780. From this small beginning sprung that gratuitous system of Christian instruction which has covered the face of England and Wales with schools."
  2. (religion) A short scripture written by the founders of the Baháʼí Faith.
  3. A pill; a small, easily swallowed portion of a substance.
    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.
    • 2005, Kenneth T. Henson, Writing for Publication: Road to Academic Advancement, →ISBN, page 80:
      Take a full-size writing tablet and follow these steps.
  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.
    • 1939 November, “Overseas Railways: Locomotive Performance in New Zealand”, in Railway Magazine, page 351:
      The latter's loss of time between Manakau and Levin was due to the mishap of dropping the tablet at Ohau, which entailed an out-of-course stop of 3 min. to recover it.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Scottish Gaelic: tablaid

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Verb[edit]

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.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French tablette.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English tablet.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

tablet m (plural tablets)

  1. tablet computer

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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.

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tablet m inan

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

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English tablet.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈta.ble.t͡ʃi/, /ˈta.blet͡ʃ/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈta.blet͡ʃ/, /ˈta.ble.t͡ʃi/

Noun[edit]

tablet m (plural tablets)

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

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English tablet.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

tablet m or f same meaning (plural tablets)

  1. (computing) tablet
    Synonym: tableta