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English definition of “tab”

tab

noun [C]  /tæb/ us  

tab noun [C] (SMALL PIECE)

a small piece of material on a box, can, or container that is pulled to open it A tab is also a small piece of paper or plastic attached to a paper or file so it can be found easily.

tab noun [C] (AMOUNT CHARGED)

an amount charged for a service or for a meal in a restaurant: He offered to pick up the tab for lunch (= pay for it).
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