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"tablet" in British English

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tabletnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtæb.lət/
  • tablet noun [C] (MEDICINE)

B1 a ​small, ​solidpiece of ​medicine: a ​sleeping tablet a ​vitamin tablet

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(Definition of tablet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tablet" in American English

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tabletnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtæb·lɪt/
  • tablet noun [C] (MEDICINE)

a ​small, round, ​solidobject made of ​medicine; a ​pill: aspirin tablets
  • tablet noun [C] (STONE)

a ​piece of ​stone or other hard ​material used for writing, esp. in ​ancienttimes: The archaeologists ​found six tablets ​recordingbusiness transactions from over three thousand ​years ago.
  • tablet noun [C] (PAPER)

sheetspaper that have been ​fastened together at one ​edge, used for writing or ​drawing; a ​pad: His ​pensweptacross his ​drawing tablet.
(Definition of tablet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tablet" in Business English

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tabletnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtæblət/ (also tablet computer, also tablet PC)
IT a ​type of ​smallcomputer with a ​screen that you can write on using a ​special pen: This tablet PC ​converts into a smoothly ​workingnotebook with a ​keyboardaddition.
(Definition of tablet from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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