|Origin:||tablete, from table|
a small round hard piece of medicine which you swallow [= pill]:
She took a couple of headache tablets.
a small hard piece of a substance, especially one that dissolves in water:
water purification tablets
a flat piece of stone or clay with words cut into it, for example above someone's grave
4 British English
used to say that something does not change:
The programme should not be set in tablets of stone, but improved continuously.
5 American English
a set of pieces of paper for writing on that are glued together at the top [= pad British English]