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tabular

[tab-yuh-ler] /ˈtæb yə lər/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or arranged in a table or systematic arrangement by columns, rows, etc., as statistics.
2.
ascertained from or computed by the use of tables.
3.
having the form of a table, tablet, or tablature.
4.
flat and expansive, as tableland or a plateau.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin tabulāris pertaining to a board or tablet. See table, -ar1
Related forms
tabularly, adverb
nontabular, adjective
nontabularly, adverb
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Examples from the web for tabular
  • The paper includes explanatory diagrams and tabular material in addition to some interesting photomicrographs.
  • The trouble of course is that things are never a blank slate, a tabular rasa.
  • His ambitions, never modest, centred on a scheme to reduce description of the entire natural world to tabular form.
  • Here are the answers, presented in convenient tabular form.
  • Its a fabulous way of presenting tabular data online with minimal custom development.
  • Ordinarily introductory chapters spare readers the task of poring over tabular data.
  • Not far off, a tabular iceberg was damped into the ice, its steep and crinkled walls reflecting the creamy saffron sun.
British Dictionary definitions for tabular

tabular

/ˈtæbjʊlə/
adjective
1.
arranged in systematic or table form
2.
calculated from or by means of a table
3.
like a table in form; flat
Derived Forms
tabularly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin tabulāris concerning boards, from tabula a board
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Word Origin and History for tabular
adj.

"table-shaped," 1650s, from Latin tabularis "of a slab or tablet," from tabula "slab" (see table).

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tabular in Medicine

tabular tab·u·lar (tāb'yə-lər)
adj.

  1. Having a plane surface; flat.

  2. Organized as a table or list.

  3. Calculated by means of a table.

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