Definitions for: Tablet

[n] a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
[n] a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription
[n] a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge

Webster (1913) Definition: Ta"blet, n. [F. tablette, dim. of table. See Table.]
1. A small table or flat surface.

2. A flat piece of any material on which to write, paint,
draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an
inscription or a picture.

3. Hence, a small picture; a miniature. [Obs.]

4. pl. A kind of pocket memorandum book.

5. A flattish cake or piece; as, tablets of arsenic were
formerly worn as a preservative against the plague.

6. (Pharm.) A solid kind of electuary or confection, commonly
made of dry ingredients with sugar, and usually formed
into little flat squares; -- called also lozenge, and
troche, especially when of a round or rounded form.

Synonyms: lozenge, pad, pad of paper, pill

See Also: abacus, bolus, capsule, dose, dragee, message pad, notepad, paper, slab, slate, sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet, vitamin pill, writing pad

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