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English noun: tab

1. tab (communication) the bill in a restaurant

SamplesHe asked the waiter for the check.

Synonymscheck, chit

Broader (hypernym)account, bill, invoice

2. tab (communication) sensationalist journalism

Synonymstabloid, yellow journalism

Broader (hypernym)journalism, news media

3. tab (artifact) the key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation

Synonymstab key

Broader (hypernym)key

Part meronymtypewriter keyboard

4. tab (artifact) a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it

SamplesPull 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.

Broader (hypernym)slip, strip

5. tab (artifact) a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet

Synonymslozenge, pill, tablet

Broader (hypernym)dosage, dose

Narrower (hyponym)bolus, capsule, dragee, sleeping capsule, sleeping draught, sleeping pill, sleeping tablet

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