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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Tablet may refer to:



  • Tablet computer, a mobile computer that is primarily operated by touching the screen
    • Internet tablet, a mobile appliance focused on Internet and media features
    • Microsoft Tablet PC, a pen-enabled personal computer specification announced by Microsoft in 2001
  • Graphics tablet or digitizing tablet, a computer input device for capturing hand-drawn images and graphics


  • Tablet (pharmacy), a mixture of pharmacological substances pressed into a small cake or bar, colloquially called a "pill"

Inscription, printing, and writing media

  • Stele, earliest stone tablet inscriptions
  • Clay tablet, one of the earliest known writing mediums
  • Wax tablet, used as far back as ancient Greece, what scribes wrote on
  • Wooden tablet, such as the Vindolanda tablets
  • Tabula ansata, tablets with handles
  • Notebook of blank or lined paper, usually bound with glue or staples along one edge

Writings and publications

Other uses

  • Tablet (confectionery), a medium-hard, sugary confection from Scotland
  • Tableting, a confectionery manufacturing process
  • Tyers Electric Train Tablet, a system of controlling access to single-track railway lines in Britain
  • Tablet, a section of columns in a range of rows in Google's BigTable file system
  • Tabula rasa the theory originating with Aristotle of the newborn mind as an uninscribed tablet or blank slate

See also

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