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Meaning of tablet

tab•let

Pronunciation: (tab'lit), [key]
— n., v., -let•ed, -let•ing -let•ted, -let•ting.
—n.
  1. a number of sheets of writing paper, business forms, etc., fastened together at the edge; pad.
  2. a flat slab or surface, esp. one bearing or intended to bear an inscription, carving, or the like.
  3. a thin, flat leaf or sheet of slate, wax-coated wood, or other rigid material, used for writing or marking on, esp. one of a pair or set hinged or otherwise fastened together.
  4. the set as a whole.
  5. a small, flat, or flattish cake or piece of some solid or solidified substance, as a drug, chemical, or soap.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish or mark with a tablet or plaque.
  2. to mark or inscribe (memoranda, notes, etc.) on a tablet.
  3. to form into tablets, cakes, pellets, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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