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Definition 1: a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tab in the sense of this definition

(tab is a kind of ...) a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time

(... is a kind of tab ) a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine

(... is a kind of tab ) a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside

(... is a kind of tab ) pill that is a sugar-coated medicated candy

(... is a kind of tab ) a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)

Definition 2: a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where tab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • the filing cards were organized by cards having indexed tabs

(tab is a kind of ...) artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

Definition 3: the key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tab in the sense of this definition

(tab is a kind of ...) a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed

(... is part of tab) a keyboard for manually entering characters to be printed

Definition 4: the bill in a restaurant - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where tab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he asked the waiter for the check

Synonyms for tab in the sense of this definition

(tab is a kind of ...) an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered

"he paid his bill and left" "send me an account of what I owe"

Definition 5: sensationalist journalism - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for tab in the sense of this definition

(tab is a kind of ...) newspapers and magazines collectively

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