tablet

Definitions

  • Sennacherib tablet
    Sennacherib tablet
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tablet a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
    • n tablet a small flat compressed cake of some substance "a tablet of soap"
    • n tablet a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription
    • n tablet a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Tablet. From “The Triumph of Maximilian.” Tablet. From “The Triumph of Maximilian.”

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first drug to be sold in the form of a tablet is Aspirin
    • Tablet A flat piece of any material on which to write, paint, draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an inscription or a picture.
    • Tablet A flattish cake or piece; as, tablets of arsenic were formerly worn as a preservative against the plague.
    • Tablet A kind of pocket memorandum book.
    • Tablet A small table or flat surface.
    • Tablet (Pharm) A solid kind of electuary or confection, commonly made of dry ingredients with sugar, and usually formed into little flat squares; -- called also lozenge, and troche, especially when of a round or rounded form.
    • Tablet Hence, a small picture; a miniature.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Printed on the tablet being held by the Statue of Liberty is July IV, MDCCLXXVI
    • n tablet A small flat slab or piece, especially one intended to receive an inscription.
    • n tablet A panel or medallion built in or hung on a wall, usually as a memorial or a votive tablet.
    • n tablet One of a set of laminæ, leaves, or sheets of some thin inflexible material for writing; in the plural, the set as a whole. Ancient tablets consisted of smooth plates of beech or other wood, or of ivory or the like, covered with a thin layer of wax, protected by raised edges, hinged together by wire, and written upon with a style. They were used for correspondence, accounts, legal documents, etc. In modern times tablets of ivory or similar material, pivoted together at one end and carried in the pocket, are much used for penciled memoranda.
    • n tablet A small flat or flattish cake of some solidified substance: as, a tablet of chocolate or of bouillon. Sometimes written tablette.
    • n tablet In medicine, a certain weight or measure of a solid drug, brought by pressure, or the addition of a little gum, into a shape (generally that of a disk) convenient for administration: as, charcoal tablets; compressed tablets of chlorate of potassa.
    • n tablet The final member in a wall, consisting of slabs of cut stone projecting slightly beyond the face of the wall for its protection or shelter; a horizontal capping or coping, as the border course of a reservoir.
    • n tablet In anatomy and zoology, a table or tabula: as, the inner and outer tablets of a cranial bone. See tablature, 5, and table, n., 1 . [For the word tablets, occurring thrice in the authorized version of the Bible, the revised version substitutes armlets in Ex. xxxv. 22 and Num. xxxi. 50, with the alternative “or necklaces” in the latter, and both perfume boxes and amulets in Isa. iii. 20.]
    • tablet To form into a tablet, or make tablets, in some technical sense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Aspirin was the first drug offered as a water-soluble tablet in 1900.
    • n Tablet tab′let a small flat surface: something flat on which to write, paint, &c.: a confection in a flat square form
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. tablette, dim. of table,. See Table
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dim. of table.

Usage

In literature:

And how must every unconscious action, every innocent saying have been noted down in the tablets of that crafty mind!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
Several mural tablets on the aisle walls are of hardly sufficient general interest to need description.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury" by Gleeson White
When the mass was over, he made his way towards his cell to get a tablet of chocolate.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Two tablets in the same aisle are worth noticing.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Southwark Cathedral" by George Worley
Still, it should be mentioned that these holes are not confined to the large tablets and not found on all large tablets.
"Chaldea" by Zénaïde A. Ragozin
All along the walls were tablets which appeared to cover long and narrow excavations.
"The Martyr of the Catacombs" by Anonymous
This symbol also appears on a tablet discovered by Mr Stevens at Palenque.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Bring forth thy tablets, O Caius Nepos, and we'll put the matter to the vote.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
The doorway bears a tablet with an Arabic inscription.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
The scenes about Kenesaw will ever maintain a sacred spot on the tablets of our memory.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
Had he moved, the powdered tablet would have been seen.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
And he had a lamp before him and in his hand a tablet of pine wood, whereon he wrote.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
Everyone of the tablets on the wall was to me a face of warning.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
She took the tablets from her bosom.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Close by is a wall tablet to the widow of Sir Wm.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
Further, the King-archon brings before the Council the leases of the sacred enclosures, written on whitened tablets.
"The Athenian Constitution" by Aristotle
Her right hand grasps the style, the left sustains The waxen tablet smooth; and then begins.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
The second tablet is more ideal and more severely classical than the first.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Or, dissolve a pint tablet of Nelson's Lemon Tablet Jelly in half-a-pint of hot water.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
The child has to take a tablet and rest it delicately on the inner surfaces of his four fingers, spreading them well out.
"Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook" by Maria Montessori
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In poetry:

Not he would take the past between
His hands, wipe valor's tablets clean,
Commanding greatness wait
Till he stands at the gate;
"Lincoln" by John Vance Cheney
He held no backward-going pace
But in his last endeavor died;
'T is well with thee, I tried to trace
On the blank tablet by his side.
"A Winter Walk" by John Albee
Now waiting to be made a wife,
Her feet, my darling, on the dead;
Their pensive tablets round her head,
And the most living words of life
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 131" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Now waiting to be made a wife,
Her feet, my darling, on the dead;
Their pensive tablets round her head,
And the most living words of life
"In Memoriam 131: O Living Will That Shalt Endure" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
In vain the envious tongue upbraids;
His name a nation's heart shall keep
Till morning's latest sunlight fades
On the blue tablet of the deep.
"Birthday Of Daniel Webster" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Though temples crowd the crumbled brink
O'erhanging truth's eternal flow,
Their tablets bold with what we think,
Their echoes dumb to what we know;
"What We All Think" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Tablet owners to drive home audio product deployment.
Consumer Reports has put the new Apple iPad at the top of its latest tablet list.
Consumer Reports Dubs New iPad Top Tablet.
Your new waiter is a tablet.
Diners check can order and tally bills with E La Carte's tablet system.
Microsoft's tablet rumored to cost $999.
Over the weekend, I upgraded an older Fujitsu tablet PC (model: ST5112, Intel Centrino Duo, 320 GB hard drive, 4 GB of RAM), which had been running Windows XP, to Windows 8.
Founded by in 2006, the company makes software that helps media companies like ESPN, HBO, Comcast and Disney deliver video to mobile devices, tablets and PCs.
Increased use of smartphones, tablets fuels demand for developers.
Dozens dead, injured in Colo. Acer A700 tablet video review.
Barnes and Noble releases new Nook tablets.
"nontraditional endpoints ," such as mobile devices or tablets, to connect to their corporate networks.
Enlisting E-tablets & Preserving Service.
Last year at this time, Apple had a 94.3 percent share of the worldwide tablet market, an analysis firm says.
Tablet conversion nearly equivalent to desktop.
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In science:

Motivated by the problem of predicting the release kinetics of matrix tablets, we study random walks on the contact graph of a random sphere packing of spheres of two sizes.
Topological and Geometrical Random Walks on Bidisperse Random Sphere Packings
From the histograms of the number of steps we predict the cumulative release profile of the simulated matrix tablet.
Topological and Geometrical Random Walks on Bidisperse Random Sphere Packings
These predictions are in good qualitative agreement with experimental matrix tablets formulated from powder mixtures of different polymer contents .
Topological and Geometrical Random Walks on Bidisperse Random Sphere Packings
The random walks considered here mimic the diffusion of a drug molecule from its original position to the edge of a matrix tablet, as was proposed in .
Topological and Geometrical Random Walks on Bidisperse Random Sphere Packings
The length distribution of the random walks is used to calculate the escape times for molecules and the cumulative distribution function of the escape times is taken as a prediction for the release profile of the tablet.
Topological and Geometrical Random Walks on Bidisperse Random Sphere Packings
Tucker, Predicting the drug release kinetics of matrix tablets, Discr.
Topological and Geometrical Random Walks on Bidisperse Random Sphere Packings
Various systems allow subsequent access to captured live experiences. With Ubiquitous Presenter , a classroom presentation tool, the instructor can annotate slides with a Tablet PC while showing them and giving the lecture.
U-Note: Capture the Class and Access it Everywhere
The lecturer can thus write on the digital blackboard through the tablet and annotate his presentation, while keeping eye-contact with the audience.
U-Note: Capture the Class and Access it Everywhere
The Audio Notebook is a device combining a paper notebook with a graphical tablet and an audio recorder. The user can then listen to what was recorded when a specific note was written just by tapping on it.
U-Note: Capture the Class and Access it Everywhere
Introduction Modern mobile systems such as smartphones and tablets are already important part of our lives. They are not only computationally powerful but also have a rich capability to sense their external and internal environment.
Practical Context Awareness: Measuring and Utilizing the Context Dependency of Mobile Usage
However, if a user owns multiple devices (e.g., a laptop, a tablet, and a smartphone), they must synchronize the database on each device every time they add, update, or delete a password entry.
KeyAuth: Bringing Public-key Authentication to the Masses
New technologies for classroom instruction: Experiences with a tablet PC based lecture presentation system in computer science courses.
Exploring Peer Review in the Computer Science Classroom
Taking these task- and workflow-based assumptions further into the realms of hard- and software performance, one might presume that the more flexible EPUB-format and the more adaptable tablet computer perform better than their respective competitors.
Are e-readers suitable tools for scholarly work?
H3. We assume that the tablet computer will obtain better user approval and acceptance than the dedicated e-readers.
Are e-readers suitable tools for scholarly work?
A wide array of personal computing devices is available in the market today, each more portable and powerful than the next: smart phones, tablets, netbooks/laptops, eReaders, tablet PCs, etc.
Examining Motivations behind Paper Usage in Academia
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