verb (used with object), tab·u·lat·ed, tab·u·lat·ing.

  1. to put or arrange in a tabular, systematic, or condensed form; formulate tabularly.

verb (used without object), tab·u·lat·ed, tab·u·lat·ing.

  1. to operate the tab key on a typewriter; to tab.


  1. shaped like a table or tablet; tabular.
  2. having transverse septae, as certain corals.

verb (ˈtæbjʊˌleɪt) (tr)

  1. Also: tabularize (ˈtæbjʊləˌraɪz) to set out, arrange, or write in tabular form
  2. to form or cut with a flat surface

adjective (ˈtæbjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)

  1. having a flat surface
  2. (of certain corals) having transverse skeletal plates

v.1734, “to put into form of a table,” from Latin tabula (see table (n.)) + -ate (2). Related: Tabulated; tabulating.

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