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table Tweet Definition of table Like Definition of table on Facebook
noun
  1. An item of furniture with a flat top surface raised above the ground, usually on one or more legs.
  2. A flat tray which can be used as a table.
  3. A matrix or grid of data arranged in rows and columns.
  4. A collection of arithmetic calculations arranged in a table, such as multiplications in a multiplication table.
The children were practising multiplication tables.
Don"t you know your tables?
Here is a of natural logarithms.
  1. (computing) A lookup table, most often a vector.
  2. (musical instruments) The top of a stringed instrument, particularly a member of the violin family: the side of the instrument against which the strings vibrate.
verb (tabl, ing)
  1. To put on a table.
  2. (context, UK, Canadian English) To propose for discussion (from to put on the table)
The legislature tabled the amendment, so we will start discussing it now.
  1. To delay, or permanently postpone a motion before a meeting.
The motion was tabled ensuring that it would not be taken until a later date.
  1. To hold back to a later time; to postpone.
The legislature tabled the amendment, so we will not be discussing it until later.
  1. To tabulate; to put into a table.
taenia Tweet Definition of taenia Like Definition of taenia on Facebook
noun
  1. a ribbon worn in the hair in ancient Greece
  1. (architecture) a band between the frieze and architrave in the Doric order
  2. (anatomy) any ribbon-like band of tissue
  3. (biology) a tapeworm, and similar worms of the genus Taenia
tailbone Tweet Definition of tailbone Like Definition of tailbone on Facebook
noun (pluraltailbones)
  1. The coccyx.
talus Tweet Definition of talus Like Definition of talus on Facebook
noun (tal, i)
  1. (anatomy) The bone of the ankle.
temple Tweet Definition of temple Like Definition of temple on Facebook
noun
  1. The region of the skull on either side of the forehead.
  2. A building for worship.
"A temple of Zeus."
  1. (often capitalized) The Jewish temple of Jerusalem, first built by Solomon.
  2. (French), Sometimes used to describe a protestant church in French-speaking nations.
  3. Something regarded as holding religious presence.
  4. Something of importance; something attended to.
My body is my temple.
  1. (Ophthalmology) Either of the sidepieces on a set of spectacles, extending backwards from the hinge toward the ears and, usually, turning down around them.
  2. (obsolete) a body
tendon Tweet Definition of tendon Like Definition of tendon on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) A tough band of inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.
tensor Tweet Definition of tensor Like Definition of tensor on Facebook
noun
  1. A muscle that stretches a part, or renders it tense.
  2. (algebra) the image of a tuple under a tensor product map
  3. (topology) a function of several variables which is a product of a number of functions of one variable, one for each variable, each of which is linear in that variable
  4. (physics) a matrix of matrices
verb
  1. To compute the tensor product of something with something else
adjective
  1. Of or relating to tensors
thalamus Tweet Definition of thalamus Like Definition of thalamus on Facebook
noun (thalami or thalamuses)
  1. (anatomy) Either of two large, ovoid structures of grey matter within the forebrain that relay sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex.
thenar Tweet Definition of thenar Like Definition of thenar on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaic) the palm of the hand or sole of the foot
  • 1922: the parts of the human anatomy most sensitive to cold being the nape, stomach, and or sole of foot? " James Joyce, Ulysses
    1. the ball of the thumb, or the muscle controlling it
thigh Tweet Definition of thigh Like Definition of thigh on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) The upper leg, between the hip and the knee.
thighbone Tweet Definition of thighbone Like Definition of thighbone on Facebook
noun
  1. the bone that extends from the pelvis to the knee in humans; the femur
thrombocyte Tweet Definition of thrombocyte Like Definition of thrombocyte on Facebook
noun
  1. (cytology) A blood platelet.
thumb Tweet Definition of thumb Like Definition of thumb on Facebook
noun
  1. The short thick digit of the human hand that has the most mobility and can be made to oppose (moved to touch) all of the other fingers.
  2. (computing) The part of a slider that may be moved up and down or along the slider.
verb
  1. (transitive) To touch with the .
  2. (transitive) To turn the pages of (a book) in order to read it cursorily.
I thumbed through the book and decided not to bother reading it all.
thymic Tweet Definition of thymic Like Definition of thymic on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, or relating to the herb thyme
  2. of, or relating to the thymus gland
thymus Tweet Definition of thymus Like Definition of thymus on Facebook
noun (thymuses)
  1. (context, anatomy, immunology) A ductless gland, consisting mainly of lymphatic tissue, located behind the top of the breastbone. It is most active during puberty, after which it shrinks in size. It plays an important role in the development of the immune system and produces lymphocytes.
thyroid Tweet Definition of thyroid Like Definition of thyroid on Facebook
noun (pluralthyroids)
  1. The thyroid gland.
  2. The thyroid cartilage.
  3. A preparation obtained from the thyroid gland.
thyroid gland Tweet Definition of thyroid gland Like Definition of thyroid gland on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) A large butterfly-shaped endocrine gland situated on the front of the neck that produces various hormones. Removal due to thyroid cancer is termed a total thyroidectomy.
tibia Tweet Definition of tibia Like Definition of tibia on Facebook
noun (pl2=tibiae)
  1. (context, anatomy) The inner and usually the larger of the two bones of the leg or hind limb below the knee.
  2. (context, zoology) A segment of an insect's leg.
toenail Tweet Definition of toenail Like Definition of toenail on Facebook
noun
  1. The thin, horny, transparent plate covering the upper surface of the end of a toe
trunk Tweet Definition of trunk Like Definition of trunk on Facebook
noun
  1. The (usually single) upright part of a tree, between the roots and the branches.
  2. A large suitcase, usually requiring two persons to lift and with a hinged lid.
  3. torso, Torso.
  4. The extended and articulated nose or nasal organ of an elephant.
  5. (context, US, automotive) The luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car.
  6. (context, US, telecommunications) A circuit between telephone switchboards or other switching equipment.
tuber Tweet Definition of tuber Like Definition of tuber on Facebook
noun (tubers)
  1. A fleshy, thickened underground stem of a plant, usually containing stored starch, as for example a potato or arrowroot.
  2. (horticulture) A thickened "root-stock".
turbinal Tweet Definition of turbinal Like Definition of turbinal on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) A turbinate bone.
adjective
  1. Having the shape of a cone resting on its apex.
turbinate Tweet Definition of turbinate Like Definition of turbinate on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) A turbinal or turbinate bone.
adjective
  1. Shaped or spinning like a top.
  2. In the shape of a coil.
  3. (zoology) Spiral and decreasing sharply in diameter from base to apex. Used especially of shells.
  4. (anatomy) Of, or relating to, the turbinate bone.
twig Tweet Definition of twig Like Definition of twig on Facebook
noun
  1. a small thin branch of a tree or bush
verb

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