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Ta"blet (?), n. [F. tablette, dim. of table. See Table.]

1.

A small table or flat surface.

2.

A flat piece of any material on which to write, paint, draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an inscription or a picture.

3.

Hence, a small picture; a miniature.

[Obs.]

4. pl.

A kind of pocket memorandum book.

5.

A flattish cake or piece; as, tablets of arsenic were formerly worn as a preservative against the plague.

6. Pharm.

A solid kind of electuary or confection, commonly made of dry ingredients with sugar, and usually formed into little flat squares; -- called also lozenge, and troche, especially when of a round or rounded form.

 

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