Meaning of TABLET in English
/ ˈtæblət; NAmE / noun
( especially BrE ) a small round solid piece of medicine that you swallow
SYN pill :
Take two tablets with water before meals.
an amount of another substance in a small round solid piece :
water purification tablets
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) .
tablet of soap ( old-fashioned , formal ) a piece of soap
( NAmE ) a number of pieces of paper for writing or drawing on, that are fastened together at one edge
—see also graphics tablet
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. 2005