tabulate

To tabulate information is to organize it into a table. If your friend borrows money from you every week, you might want to tabulate what she owes you.

Tabulating is a way of processing information or data by putting it in a table. This doesn't mean the kind of table you eat off of, though. It refers to a table, or chart, with rows and columns. When tabulating, you might have to make calculations. Someone who enjoys tabulating financial information might make a good accountant.

Primary Meanings of tabulate

1.
v
arrange or enter in tabular form
2.
v
shape or cut with a flat surface
Full Definitions of tabulate
1

v arrange or enter in tabular form

Synonyms:
table, tabularise, tabularize
Type of:
arrange, set
adapt for performance in a different way
2

v shape or cut with a flat surface

Type of:
form, shape
give shape or form to

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