tablet

A tablet can be a slab of stone, like an engraved tablet discovered by an archaeologist, or a small disc of medicine, like a tablet of aspirin.

You can also use the noun tablet to mean "writing pad" or "small computer with a touch screen." The earliest meaning of the word is "surface for inscription," the writing pads of the ancient world, which were made of stone, clay, or wax. The Latin root of tablet is tabula, "board, writing table, or list."

Primary Meanings of tablet

1.
n
a small flat compressed cake of some substance
2.
n
a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription
3.
n
a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
Full Definitions of tablet
1

n a small flat compressed cake of some substance

“a tablet of soap”
Type of:
bar, cake
a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)

n a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet

Synonyms:
lozenge, pill, tab
Types:
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bolus
a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine
capsule
a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside
dragee
pill that is a sugar-coated medicated candy
sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet
a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)
Type of:
dosage, dose
a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
2

n a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription

Types:
abacus
a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave
slate
(formerly) a writing tablet made of slate
Type of:
slab
block consisting of a thick piece of something
3

n a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge

Synonyms:
pad, pad of paper
Types:
message pad, writing pad
a pad of paper on which messages can be written
notepad
a pad of paper for keeping notes
scratch pad, scratch paper, scribbling block
pad for preliminary or hasty writing or notes or sketches etc
Type of:
paper
a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses

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