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[v. tab-yuh-leyt; adj. tab-yuh-lit, -leyt] /v. ˈtæb yəˌleɪt; adj. ˈtæb yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), tabulated, tabulating.
to put or arrange in a tabular, systematic, or condensed form; formulate tabularly.
verb (used without object), tabulated, tabulating.
tab1 (def 13).
shaped like a table or tablet; tabular.
having transverse septae, as certain corals.
Origin of tabulate
1590-1600; (adj.) < Late Latin tabulātus, past participle of tabulāre to fit with planks, floor; see table, -ate1; (v.) < Latin tabul(a), for table + -ate1
Related forms
tabulable, adjective
tabulation, noun
nontabulated, adjective
pretabulate, verb (used with object), pretabulated, pretabulating.
pretabulation, noun
retabulate, verb (used with object), retabulated, retabulating.
untabulable, adjective
untabulated, adjective
1. order, rank, sort, group, classify. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tabulated
  • He had the results tabulated before our last team meeting.
  • Not simply the production of more knowledge to be tabulated and registered.
  • He then asked his friends to guess which emotion each slide represented and tabulated their answers.
  • The replies were then culled for appropriate credentials and then tabulated.
  • Solar and wind power are pipe dreams when costs are tabulated.
  • The ballots are then read and tabulated by a mark-sensing computer.
  • US presidential elections are tabulated by electoral ballot.
  • As the results where tabulated, the outcome was clear: no difference between the homeopathic medicine and distilled water.
  • The results were tabulated and ranked by vote, and then separated into two lists.
  • Since then, more than three million pictures have been posted and more than two billion votes have been tabulated.
British Dictionary definitions for tabulated


verb (transitive) (ˈtæbjʊˌleɪt)
Also tabularize (ˈtæbjʊləˌraɪz). to set out, arrange, or write in tabular form
to form or cut with a flat surface
adjective (ˈtæbjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
having a flat surface
(of certain corals) having transverse skeletal plates
Derived Forms
tabulable, adjective
tabulation, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin tabula a board
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Word Origin and History for tabulated



1734, "to put into form of a table," from Latin tabula (see table (n.)) + -ate (2). Related: Tabulated; tabulating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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