Definition of tabular in English:



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

    ‘a tabular presentation of running costs’
    • ‘We all know tables should only be used to display 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).’
    • ‘Students receive tabular, graphic, and numerical feedback instantly during mindful engagement with the treatment programs.’
    • ‘This is tabular data, and since that was what tables were meant for, is the obvious tag to use!’
    • ‘It presents data, detailed and in-depth, in an organized and concise tabular format with full-color graphs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Results using this scoring metric are presented in a tabular format to facilitate strain comparison.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The table tag was designed to display tabular data, not as a way to render the layout of a website.’
    • ‘Table 3 shows the tabular presentation of the same data, which can be used for those who prefer tables to maps.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Results can be viewed graphically, printed or recorded as tabular data.’
    • ‘There are also well presented summaries of information (e.g., presented in tabular form) throughout the text.’
    • ‘In addition, the measurement results can be displayed dynamically, topologically, statistically, or in a tabular format on a monitor.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Subscribers receive quarterly, tabular, and graphic reports that trend the data over time so the participant can visualize the laboratory.’
    graphic, graphical, tabular, pictorial, delineative, illustrative, representational, representative, schematic
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  • 2Broad and flat like the top of a table.

    ‘a huge tabular iceberg’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 2.1(of a crystal) relatively broad and thin, with two well-developed parallel faces.
      • ‘The crystals range from pyramidal to tabular and are dark blue to nearly black.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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 ( tabular): from Latin tabularis, from tabula (see table).