tablet

n.

  1. A small table or flat surface.
  2. A flat piece of any material on which to write, paint, draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an inscription or a picture.
  3. Hence, a small picture; a miniature.
  4. A kind of pocket memorandum book.
  5. A flattish cake or piece; as, tablets of arsenic were formerly worn as a preservative against the plague.
  6. A solid kind of electuary or confection, commonly made of dry ingredients with sugar, and usually formed into little flat squares; -- called also lozenge, and troche, especially when of a round or rounded form.