table

1. noun /ˈteɪbəl/
a) An item of furniture with a flat top surface raised above the ground, usually on one or more legs.

I’m using mathesis — a universal science of measurement and order …And there is also taxinomia a principle of classification and ordered tabulation.Knowledge replaced universal resemblance with finite differences. History was arrested and turned into tables …Western reason had entered the age of judgement.

b) A flat tray which can be used as a table.

The children were practising multiplication tables.

See Also: tablet
2. verb /ˈteɪbəl/
a) To put on a table.

The legislature tabled the amendment, so we will start discussing it now.

b) To propose for discussion (from to put on the table)

The legislature tabled the amendment, so we will not be discussing it until later.

See Also: tabulate

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