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tab Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the bill in a restaurant
    check; chit.
    • he asked the waiter for the check
  2. noun sensationalist journalism
    tabloid; yellow journalism.
  3. noun the key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation
    tab key.
  4. noun 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
    • the filing cards were organized by cards having indexed tabs
  5. noun a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
    lozenge; pill; tablet.