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Definition of "tablet" []

  • A slab or plaque, as of stone or ivory, with a surface that is intended for or bears an inscription. (noun)
  • A thin sheet or leaf, used as a writing surface. (noun)
  • A set of such leaves fastened together, as in a book. (noun)
  • A pad of writing paper glued together along one edge. (noun)
  • A small flat pellet of medication to be taken orally. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tablet" in a sentence
  • "But let us not fool ourselves that the aspirin tablet is treating the disease, it is treating the symptom."
  • "The word tablet is, so far, nearly synonymous with iPad."
  • "It seems strange having to explain the utility of a tablet to a kindle user: the tablet is a really nice kindle."