Meaning of TABLET in English

TABLET

/ ˈtæblət; NAmE / noun

1.

( especially BrE ) a small round solid piece of medicine that you swallow

SYN pill :

vitamin tablets

Take two tablets with water before meals.

2.

an amount of another substance in a small round solid piece :

water purification tablets

3.

a flat piece of stone that has words written on it, especially one that has been fixed to a wall in memory of an important person or event

SYN plaque : ( figurative )

We can be very flexible—our entry requirements are not set in tablets of stone (= they can be changed) .

4.

tablet of soap ( old-fashioned , formal ) a piece of soap

5.

( NAmE ) a number of pieces of paper for writing or drawing on, that are fastened together at one edge

—see also graphics tablet

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old French tablete , from a diminutive of Latin tabula plank, tablet, list.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.