Definition of tabular in English:



  • 1(of data) consisting of or presented in columns or tables.

    ‘a tabular presentation of running costs’
    • ‘Students receive tabular, graphic, and numerical feedback instantly during mindful engagement with the treatment programs.’
    • ‘The authors also find in their tabular analysis that the likelihood of having a checking account varies with income, age, and race, with higher-income people, older people, and whites more likely to have a bank account than others.’
    • ‘In addition, the measurement results can be displayed dynamically, topologically, statistically, or in a tabular format on a monitor.’
    • ‘The numbers of observed micronuclei are presented in both tabular and graphical form but the data appear to be inconsistent between the two forms of presentation.’
    • ‘Results using this scoring metric are presented in a tabular format to facilitate strain comparison.’
    • ‘Results can be viewed graphically, printed or recorded as tabular data.’
    • ‘Investigators responsible for trials that had randomised fewer than 200 patients were asked only for the tabular summary of the numbers of patients and outcomes (although a few such studies did contribute individual patient data).’
    • ‘As you would expect, you can sort the data easily by clicking on the head of each column and present them in tabular or map form.’
    • ‘It presents data, detailed and in-depth, in an organized and concise tabular format with full-color graphs.’
    • ‘Subscribers receive quarterly, tabular, and graphic reports that trend the data over time so the participant can visualize the laboratory.’
    • ‘The table tag was designed to display tabular data, not as a way to render the layout of a website.’
    • ‘A tabular summary of some of the results will be presented for purposes of clarification.’
    • ‘He presented in tabular form two different models of comparison - one of equal yields and one of equal initial burden.’
    • ‘Selecting one of the categories provides a tabular list of courses available in the Online Directory with details on the name of course, its duration and developer's name.’
    • ‘We all know tables should only be used to display tabular data.’
    • ‘This is tabular data, and since that was what tables were meant for, is the obvious tag to use!’
    • ‘There are also well presented summaries of information (e.g., presented in tabular form) throughout the text.’
    • ‘In addition, although many nonprescription products are described in the text and in tabular format, the long-standing approach of this text to list the active and inactive ingredients of virtually all products has been curtailed.’
    • ‘Table 3 shows the tabular presentation of the same data, which can be used for those who prefer tables to maps.’
    • ‘While most instructions are written at about a seventh-grade reading level, interpreting them requires the ability to understand information presented in tabular form, a more demanding task.’
    graphic, graphical, pictorial, delineative, illustrative, representational, representative, schematic
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  • 2Broad and flat like the top of a table.

    ‘a huge tabular iceberg’
    • ‘At the edges of Antarctica, where plains of ice spread across the ocean and float on it before breaking off, most of the icebergs are tabular - flat on top, horizontal in configuration.’
    • ‘Cuboid, tabular, and wedge cores may represent stages along the same reduction sequence.’
    • ‘Polygonal patterns strikingly similar to the Lake Hope structures, with polygon diameters 15-30 km, are expressed topographically on the sea floor in the tabular salt-minibasin province of the Gulf Coast region.’
    • ‘It is present in tabular masses 10-50 feet thick.’
    • ‘This basic habit varies from squat bladelike individuals to acicular stellate groups and individuals with a tabular cross section.’
    • ‘Bars migrate downstream, producing tabular cross-stratified sands, and these merge to give sand flats covered by rippled and planar-bedded sands developed during flood stages.’
    1. 2.1 (of a crystal) relatively broad and thin, with two well-developed parallel faces.
      • ‘However, also known are thin tabular crystals that are yellow to golden in color and more than 2.5 cm.’
      • ‘The crystals that are being replaced are flat, tabular, and hexagonal in outline but are now composed entirely of iron hydroxides.’
      • ‘The crystals range from pyramidal to tabular and are dark blue to nearly black.’
      • ‘Colorless crystals tend to be more tabular with modifications by the dipyramids and other forms.’
      • ‘Nodules of pyrite whose surfaces are covered with tabular marcasite crystals are present in the Olentangy Shale in Pickaway and Pike Counties (Atlanta and Latham sites).’


Mid 17th century (in tabular (sense 2)): from Latin tabularis, from tabula (see table).