a small flap, strap, loop, or similar appendage, as on a garment, used for pulling, hanging, or decoration.
a tag or label.
a small projection from a card, paper, or folder, used as an aid in filing.
Informal. a bill, as for a meal in a restaurant; check.
a small piece attached or intended to be attached, as to an automobile license plate.
a small flap or tongue of material used to seal or close the opening of a container.
Also called tabulator. a stop on a typewriter, actuated by a key, that moves the carriage, typing element, etc., a predetermined number of spaces, used for typing material in columns, for fixed indentations, etc.
a programmed command on a computer, actuated by a key, that moves the cursor or printhead a predetermined number of spaces, used for keying material in columns, for fixed indentations, etc.
a small, often narrow, drop curtain, for masking part of the stage.
Aeronautics. a small airfoil hinged to the rear portion of a control surface, as to an elevator, aileron, or rudder.
Compare trim tab.
verb (used with object), tabbed, tabbing.
to furnish or ornament with a tab or tabs.
to name or designate.
verb (used without object), tabbed, tabbing.
Also, tabulate. to operate the tab function on a typewriter or computer.
keep tabs / tab on, Informal. to keep an account of; check on; observe:
The police kept tabs on the suspect’s activities.
tabloid (def 1).
Slang. a tablet, as of a drug or medication.
a small flap of material, esp one on a garment for decoration or for fastening to a button
any similar flap, such as a piece of paper attached to a file for identification
a small auxiliary aerofoil on the trailing edge of a rudder, aileron, or elevator, etc, to assist in the control of the aircraft in flight See also trim tab
(Brit, military) the insignia on the collar of a staff officer
(mainly US & Canadian) a bill, esp one for a meal or drinks
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) a cigarette
(informal) keep tabs on, to keep a watchful eye on
verb tabs, tabbing, tabbed
(transitive) to supply (files, clothing, etc) with a tab or tabs
short for tabulator, tablet
(slang) a portion of a drug, esp LSD or ecstasy
typhoid-paratyphoid A and B (vaccine)
(Austral & NZ) Totalizator Agency Board
timing and acquisition bit
see: keep tabs on
- Tab-separated values
file format (TSV) A file format used as a portable representation of a database. Each line represents one entry or record; and in every line, each field is separated from the next by a tab character (HT). Compare CSV. (2001-03-16)
language A language extension for GECOM written in the form of truth tables which was compiled into code for the tests and actions described. TABSOL was developed by T.F. Kavanaugh, and was in use around 1964-5. (1996-09-15) [Proc FJCC 18:117-136, AFIPS (Fall 1960)]. (1996-09-16)
adjective, noun, verb (used with object) 1. taboo. adjective 1. proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable: Taboo language is usually bleeped on TV. Synonyms: prohibited, banned, forbidden, proscribed. Antonyms: allowed, permitted, permissible; sanctioned. 2. prohibited or excluded from use or practice: In art school, painting from photographs was taboo. 3. (among the Polynesians and […]
adjective 1. of, relating to, or arranged in a table or systematic arrangement by columns, rows, etc., as statistics. 2. ascertained from or computed by the use of tables. 3. having the form of a table, tablet, or tablature. 4. flat and expansive, as tableland or a plateau. adjective 1. arranged in systematic or table […]