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pronunciation:
taeb
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
keep tabs on, pick up the tab
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small, flat projection, such as a loop, strap, or flap, used for pulling, hanging, or opening, or as a means of identifying something.
similar words:
tag
definition 2: on a computer screen, a graphic image resembling a flap, which, when clicked on, brings the user to a different page or shows the user navigational options.
definition 3: shortened form of "tabulator," a typewriter key used to move the carriage a certain number of spaces each time it is pressed, as to form columns, margins, and the like; tab key.
definition 4: a similar button on a computer keyboard that moves the cursor a set distance each time it is pressed, as along a line of a document being typed, or from field to field in a form.
definition 5: a point along a line, established by a particular user of a typewriter or computer, where typing is set to begin.
The tabs are set fifteen spaces apart to create the columns on the page.
definition 6: (informal) a bill, esp. at a bar or restaurant; check.
similar words:
bill, check
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phrase: keep tabs on
phrase: pick up the tab
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tabbed, tabbing, tabs
definition: to provide with a tab or tabs.