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tablet

Saltos de línea: tab¦let
Pronunciación: /ˈtablɪt
 
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Definición de tablet en inglés:

sustantivo

1A flat slab of stone, clay, or wood, used especially for an inscription: at the corner of the apse is a memorial tablet
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • As if memories were not enough, two stone tablets with inscriptions and a copper plate were unearthed from inside the church.
  • Any significant ancient ruler required a personal seal for signing clay tablets and other inscriptions.
  • Many of these Han burials were readily identifiable by inscribed stone stelae, tablets recording the name, titles, and dates of the deceased.
Sinónimos
1.1 Architecture another term for table (sense 3) of the noun).
2chiefly British A small disc or cylinder of a compressed solid substance, typically a measured amount of a medicine or drug: headache tablets ecstasy tablets
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • You can also take antihistamine tablets containing drugs such as cyclizine or cinnarizine to prevent travel or motion sickness.
  • You will usually be given pain relief such as paracetamol or codeine tablets to help ease your discomfort.
  • Inflammation can be reduced with ibuprofen tablets and paracetamol can help to relieve any pain.
Sinónimos
pill, capsule, lozenge, caplet, pastille, pellet, drop, ball
informal tab
rare jujube, bolus, troche, pilule
2.1British A small block or bar of soap.
Example sentences
  • Before the ‘boys’ came along everything at the factory was done by hand - including cutting the soap into bars or tablets.
Sinónimos
3North American A writing pad.
Example sentences
  • Legal pad enthusiasts do seem to have a psychological connection to their writing tablets.
  • It consisted of a video of a little girl's hand clasping a pencil and writing on a tablet.
  • Pulling his writing tablet from his harness pouch, Alan retrieved the pen he'd placed in the side of his war collar.
3.1 (also tablet computer or tablet PC) ( trademark in the UK) A small portable computer that accepts input directly on to its screen rather than via a keyboard or mouse.
4A kind of token giving authority for a train to proceed over a single-track line.
Example sentences
  • Note how the engine driver hands down the tablet to the station master.
5 [mass noun] Scottish A traditional sweet made from sugar, condensed milk, and butter, resembling fudge but having a hard, grainy texture.

Origen

Middle English: from Old French tablete, from a diminutive of Latin tabula (see table).

Words that rhyme with tablet

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