TabulaTab"u*la\, n.; pl. Tabul[ae]. [L.]1. A table; a tablet. 2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the transverse plants found in the calicles of certain corals and hydroids. Tabula rasa[L.], a smoothed tablet; hence, figuratively, the mind in its earliest state, before receiving impressions from without; -- a term used by Hobbes, Locke, and others, in maintaining a theory opposed to the doctrine of innate ideas.