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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tab·la·ture /ˈtæbləˌʧʊr, ʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tab·la·ture n.
 1. Paint. A painting on a wall or ceiling; a single piece comprehended in one view, and formed according to one design; hence, a picture in general.
 2. Mus. An ancient mode of indicating musical sounds by letters and other signs instead of by notes.
    The chimes of bells are so rarely managed that I went up to that of Sir Nicholas, where I found who played all sorts of compositions from the tablature before him as if he had fingered an organ.   --Evelyn.
 3. Anat. Division into plates or tables with intervening spaces; as, the tablature of the cranial bones.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a musical notation indicating the fingering to be used