Tabula

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tabula A table; a tablet.
    • Tabula (Zoöl) One of the transverse plants found in the calicles of certain corals and hydroids.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tabula In Roman antiquity, a table or tablet; especially, a writing-tablet; hence, a writing or document; a legal instrument or record.
    • n tabula In anatomy and zoology, a table or tablet; a hard, flat, expansive surface, as of bone; specifically, in corals, a dissepiment; one of the highly developed and usually transverse or horizontal partitions which cut the septa, when these are present, at right angles, forming a set of floorings or ceilings of certain cavities. Tabulæ are characteristic of some sclerodermatous corals (hence called Tabulata, or tabulate corals), in which they extend across the thecæ from side to side.
    • n tabula Eccles., same as frontal, 5 .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Tabula a writing-tablet, a legal record: a frontal: a dissepiment in corals, &c
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Like most institutions erected on a tabula rasa, the new system is at once simple and symmetrical.
"Russia" by Donald Mackenzie Wallace
To restore tabula rasa, then, by a continual effort at self-effacement!
"Imaginary Portraits" by Walter Pater
To restore tabula rasa, then, by a continual effort at self-effacement!
"Imaginary Portraits" by Walter Horatio Pater
Explicit tabula super ludum Scacchorum.
"Game and Playe of the Chesse" by Caxton
Accipe jam tabulas; detur nobis locus, hora, Custodes: videamus uter plus scribere possit.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
Tabula et questiones Bede de ratione temporum.
"Notes and Queries, No. 2, November 10 1849" by Various
Accipe jam tabulas; detur nobis locus, hora, Custodes: videamus uter plus scribere possit.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Here tabulae and capae, 'tables and she-goats,' are said to divine.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
Cave Tabula Ecclesiasticorum Scriptorum.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
Ea dicuntur aut per tabulas, aut a praesentibus.
"A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence" by Cornelius Tacitus
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In news:

There was something about the sexually agape, porcelainized tabula rasa of Catherine Deneuve in her stardom's infancy that fed the dream lives of filmmakers fat with rose-petal mousse.
They are all products of the false belief that we are born with empty minds, a tabula rasa.
Tabula Rasa opening at Fabricate .
After forming in 1992, Tabula Rasa took Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton by storm, tidily earning "Best New Act" from the Dallas Observer in 1993.
Old-school nu-school rock from North Texas: Tabula Rasa.
Pärt: Tabula Rasa and Arbos.
Tabula Rasa and Arbos Tabula Rasa: Fratres (2 versions).
Tabula Rasa Gidon Kremer, Tatjana Grindenko, violins.
Old-school nu-school rock from North Texas: Tabula Rasa .
Tabula Rasa and a Cello Sonata.
Tabula Rasa and Arbos Tabula Rasa : Fratres (2 versions).
Tabula Rasa opening at Fabricate.
Pity the reporter covering an administration notoriously stingy with information which has just nominated to the Supreme Court a woman whose legal philosophy is a tabula rasa.
Traumerei Robert Schumann Tabula Rasa and a Cello Sonata Stomping Grapes.
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In science:

Kepler, Tabulae Rudolphinae, Quibus Astronomicae Scientiae, Temporum longinquitate collapsae Restauratio continetur; A Phoenice illo Astronomorum Tychone, Ex illustri & Generosa Braheorum in Regno Daniae familia oriundo Equite, (J.
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