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tabular Syllabification: tab·u·lar
Pronunciation: /ˈtabyələr/

Definition of tabular in English:


1(Of data) consisting of or presented in columns or tables: a tabular presentation of running costs
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  • The numbers of observed micronuclei are presented in both tabular and graphical form but the data appear to be inconsistent between the two forms of presentation.
  • Results using this scoring metric are presented in a tabular format to facilitate strain comparison.
  • As you would expect, you can sort the data easily by clicking on the head of each column and present them in tabular or map form.
2Broad and flat like the top of a table: a huge tabular iceberg
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  • At the edges of Antarctica, where plains of ice spread across the ocean and float on it before breaking off, most of the icebergs are tabular - flat on top, horizontal in configuration.
  • Bars migrate downstream, producing tabular cross-stratified sands, and these merge to give sand flats covered by rippled and planar-bedded sands developed during flood stages.
  • It is present in tabular masses 10-50 feet thick.
2.1(Of a crystal) relatively broad and thin, with two well-developed parallel faces.
Example sentences
  • However, also known are thin tabular crystals that are yellow to golden in color and more than 2.5 cm.
  • Colorless crystals tend to be more tabular with modifications by the dipyramids and other forms.
  • The crystals range from pyramidal to tabular and are dark blue to nearly black.


Mid 17th century (sense 2): from Latin tabularis, from tabula (see table).



Example sentences
  • The output of the circuit will be be displayed both tabularly and graphically for a specific sequence of inputs.
  • Character sets are shown tabularly, in addition to lists arranged by coded character value.
  • Throughout the module, students develop, graph, and solve linear equations verbally, tabularly, graphically, and symbolically.

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