- An item of furniture with a flat top surface raised above the ground, usually on one or more legs.
- A flat tray which can be used as a table.
- A matrix or grid of data arranged in rows and columns.
- 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.
- (computing) A lookup table, most often a vector.
- (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)
- Dutch: tafel , vermenigvuldigingstafels , rekentafels
- French: tableau(fr)m
- German: Tabelle
- Italian: tavolo(it, tavola, f, t+, it)m
- Spanish: tablas (f pl)
- To put on a table.
- (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.
- 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.
- To hold back to a later time; to postpone.
- The legislature tabled the amendment, so we will not be discussing it until later.
- To tabulate; to put into a table.
Etymology: From tableFrench, table, from tabula (tablet).
- Dutch: tabelleren
- French: mettre sur la table
- Spanish: tabular(es)
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