tab·let /ˈtæblət/ 名詞
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.
n 1: a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription
2: a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
[syn: pad, pad of paper]
3: a small flat compressed cake of some substance; "a tablet of
4: a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet [syn: pill,
probably a string of beads worn round the neck (Ex. 35:22; Num.
31:50). In Isa. 3:20 the Hebrew word means a perfume-box, as it
is rendered in the Revised Version.