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tablet (n.)

c. 1300, "slab or flat surface for an inscription" (especially the two Mosaic tables of stone), from Old French tablete "small table, merchant's display counter" (13c., Modern French tablette), diminutive of table "slab," or from Medieval Latin tabuleta (source also of Spanish tableta, Italian tavoletta), diminutive of Latin tabula (see table (n.)). The meaning "lozenge, pill" is first recorded 1580s; that of "pad of writing paper" in 1880.

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Definitions of tablet from WordNet

tablet (n.)
a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription;
tablet (n.)
a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge;
Synonyms: pad / pad of paper
tablet (n.)
a small flat compressed cake of some substance;
a tablet of soap
tablet (n.)
a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet;
Synonyms: pill / lozenge / tab
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