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