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tablet

1. a medicinal formulation made of a compressed powdered substance containing an active drug and excipients
2. a slab of stone, wood, etc., esp one formerly used for inscriptions
3. NZ a token giving right of way to the driver of a train on a single line section

Tablet

A rectangular separate panel or flat slab, often bearing an inscription or carving of an image.

Tablet

 

a solid dosage form of medication. Tablets are manufactured commercially by molding or compressing medicinal substances combined with such neutral substances as sugar, starch, sodium chloride, talc, and alcohol. Some types of tablets are coated.

tablet

1. A regularly shaped, separate panel, or a representation thereof, often bearing an inscription or image.
2. A coping stone, set flat; also called tabling.
3. A plaque, often inscribed and carved, usually affixed to a wall surface or set into the surface; sometimes used to serve as a memorial or to commemorate a special event.

TABLET

A query language.

["Human Factor Comparison of a Procedural and a Non-procedural Query Language", C. Welty et al, ACM Trans Database Sys 6(4):626-649 (Dec 1981)].

tablet

(1) See digitizer tablet.

(2) A general-purpose computer contained in a touchscreen panel. Although earlier tablets required a stylus, modern tablets are operated by fingers, and a stylus is an option.

iPad, Android and BlackBerry
In 2010, Apple's iPad created a tablet revolution as dramatic as it did with the iPhone. However, Android tablets have given the iPad a run for its money with numerous models from many vendors. BlackBerry introduced a tablet for its customers, which was later discontinued (see BlackBerry PlayBook). See iPad and Android.

Windows Tablets
In 2000, Microsoft introduced a tablet version of Windows (see Tablet PC). However, Windows tablets were not widely used until Windows 8 changed the game in 2012. Any program that runs on a Windows PC can run on a Windows 8 or Windows 10 tablet. See Windows tablet.

Thousands of Applications
Just like smartphones, tablets come with a Web browser and a variety of installed apps; however, a huge number of free and paid apps are available from the vendor's online store (see online app store). See mobile compatibility.


Full Size and Mini
Left to right are the Lenovo IdeaTab (Windows 8), Apple iPad (iOS) and Acer Iconia (Android). The small tablet is the Amazon Kindle Fire (Android).







State-Of-The-Art in 1999
Although seriously bulky by today's standards, the Qbe ("Cube") Windows tablet included voice recognition, camera, analog modem, Ethernet and a keyboard for desktop use. (Image courtesy of Aqcess Technologies Inc.)







The Tablet Newspaper Prototype
In 1994, Knight-Ridder's Roger Fidler predicted newspapers would be viewed on tablets in the future. Watch the video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_QyktOw0JM.
References in periodicals archive ?
Fluoride tablets and fluoride drops (traditionally termed fluoride supplements), fluoridated milk and fluoridated salt have been available for decades.
However, according to recent evidencebased reports on fluoridated milk, fluoridated salt, fluoride tablets and fluoride drops there is lack of evidence to make good recommendations [ Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care, 2002; Yeung et al., 2005; National Health and Medical Research Council, 2007;] and many of the studies "are highly biased" [Ismail and Hasson, 2008].
In Table 3 the grade of recommendation of fluoride tablets and fluoride added to frequently consumed food such as milk or as food additives such as salt are given.
Fluoride tablets, salt fluoridation, and milk fluoridation.
Findings related to fluoride revealed that few students who had used fluoride tablets during the 4 years of the NPDDP reported using them at the time of data collection.
The prevalence of dental fluorosis in a school-based program of fluoride mouthrinsing, fluoride tablets, and both procedures combined.
Many tablets, including fluoride tablets made by Fluoritab and NaFrinse, contain lactose.
(13) She was also dispensed 0.25 mg sodium fluoride tablets (Luride[R], Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Canton, Massachusetts) with instructions to suck on four tablets during the working day.
The patient no longer used the stannous fluoride gel or the fluoride tablets. Instead, the patient initiated 30-second rinses with 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate two times a day, followed by a two-minute rinse with 0.2% sodium fluoride (Fluorinse[R], Oral-B Laboratories, Redwood City, California).
Using a questionnaire completed by the parents/patients, information was obtained concerning the OH habits (tooth brushing frequency, parental help during toothbrushing, use of dental floss, age of the first dental visit, frequency of dental attendance), the fluoride exposure (application of topical fluoride and the use of fluoride supplements, such as fluoride tablets) as well as the dietary habits (frequency of daily consumption of juices and refreshments, the number of main meals and snacks as well as the number of meals containing sugars per day) of the study participants.
In a 1-year evaluation of a preventive program in Sweden focusing on regular recall visits from the age of 2 years and fluoride tablets in an outreach facility [Wennhall et al., 2005], a remarkable compliance with the scheduled appointments and the tablets (75%) was found.