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table

noun uk   us   /ˈteɪ.bl̩/

table noun (FURNITURE)

A1 [C] a flat surface, usually supported by four legs, used for putting things on [+ sing/pl verb] the people sitting at a table: There was a really noisy table behind us celebrating someone's birthday. [C] Indian English a table that you work at in an office
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lay/set the table B1 to put a cloth, knives, and forks, etc. on the table in preparation for a meal: Could you lay the table for lunch, please?
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table noun (INFORMATION)

B1 [C] an arrangement of facts and numbers in rows or blocks, especially in printed material [C] a multiplication table table of contents a list of the information that is contained in a book
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table

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈteɪ.bl̩/
UK to suggest something for discussion: An amendment to the proposal was tabled by Mrs James. US to delay discussion of a subject: The suggestion was tabled for discussion at a later date.
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