3 the key on an electric typewriter that causes a tabulation [syn: tab key]
4 a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it; "pull the tab to open the can"; "files with a red tab will be stored separately"; "the collar has a tab with a button hole"
5 a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet [syn: pill, lozenge, tablet] [also: tabbing, tabbed]
- Rhymes with: -æb
Etymology 1First attested 1607, of uncertain origin.
- A small flap or strip of material attached to something, for holding, manipulation, identification, etc.
- A tablet, especially one containing illicit drugs.
- In the context of "British Army|slang": A fast march or run with full kit.
- A student of Cambridge University, derived from the Latin Cantabrigia (often shortened to Cantab.).
- Short for tablature (a way of writing guitar music).
- A navigational widget in a GUI for switching between sets of controls or documents.
small flap or strip of material attached to something
- Italian: linguetta
tablet, especially one containing illicit drugs
fast march or run with full kit
student of Cambridge University
navigational widget in a GUI
- Czech: karta, záložka
- German: Registerkarte, Reiter
Etymology 2Apocopation (shortening) of tabulation.
short for tabulator
credit in a shop or bar
- Finnish: piikki qualifier slang
Etymology 3Likely to have been formed by clipping the Geordie pronunciation of the word tobacco or alternatively from the brand name Ogden's Tabs.
- Giv'is a tab man!
- New Geordie Dictionary 1987}}
- '' In Wikipedia, colons (:) are used to tab.
Tab or tabs may refer to:
- Tabulation: computing evolved from a mechanical basis using cards gradually between the 1940s and 1990s to a completely electronic basis. The card based systems and components such as sorters and card readers and punches were called "Tab".
- The tab key, on a computer keyboard, automates indenting text to a preset position. The tab key is commonly used for indentation in word processors and other software.
- Tab (archery), the small piece of protective covering to protect the fingers when practicing
- Tab (debating), the table of the results of a debating competition
- Tab (soft drink), a beverage produced by the Coca-Cola company
- Tab (album), by Monster Magnet
- Tabs (stage), in theatre, the term for the curtain at the front of the stage
- Tablature, a form of musical notation used particularly for guitars and other fretted instruments
- Tâb, a board game played in Egypt and elsewhere
- Chicago tab, in organizing, a protruding piece of a planar surface that provides an index mark
- Tab Ramos, an American soccer player
- Tab Hunter, an American actor and musician
- TABS, Thermal Activated Building System.
- Bill (payment), informally
- In British English, a colloquialism for cigarette
- In British Military English, a colloquialism for a forced march
- In East Midlands English, a slang term for ear
- "Tabs", abbreviation for "tablets", slang for the drug MDMA, or Ecstasy
- In British English, a term referring to Cambridge students, used primordially by members of Oxford University
tab in German: TAB
tab in French: Tab
tab in Italian: TAB
tab in Japanese: タブ
tab in Norwegian: Tab
tab in Polish: Tab
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