Tabbing

/tab/

Origin

1600–10; most senses of unknown origin;in def 7 short for tabulator; in def 10 short for tableau; in defs 4, 15 short for table (Source: dictionary.com)

Late Middle English perhaps related to tag. (Source: lexico.com)

Early 20th century short for tabulator. (Source: lexico.com)

1960s abbreviation. (Source: lexico.com)

1920s abbreviation. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Tabbing

Tabbing

noun

  1. a small flap, strap, loop, or similar appendage, as on a garment, used for pulling, hanging, or decoration.
  2. a tag or label.
  3. a small projection from a card, paper, or folder, used as an aid in filing.
  4. Informal. a bill, as for a meal in a restaurant; check.
  5. a small piece attached or intended to be attached, as to an automobile license plate.
  6. a small flap or tongue of material used to seal or close the opening of a container.
  7. Also called tabulator, tab key. a key on a typewriter that moves the carriage, typing element, etc., a predetermined number of spaces, used for typing text in columns, for fixed indentations, etc.
  8. Also called tab key. a key on a computer keyboard that moves the cursor a predetermined number of spaces, used for keying text in columns or form fields, for fixed indentations, etc.
  9. Digital Technology. (in a web browser window or in a spreadsheet or other application) a page displayed by clicking on or selecting a user interface element that resembles a paper tab:The third tab in the spreadsheet list expenses. the display of this user interface element:I have too many tabs open in my browser right now.
  10. Theater. a small, often narrow, drop curtain, for masking part of the stage. tableau curtain.
  11. Aeronautics. a small airfoil hinged to the rear portion of a control surface, as to an elevator, aileron, or rudder.Compare trim tab.
  12. a small flap of material, esp one on a garment for decoration or for fastening to a button
  13. any similar flap, such as a piece of paper attached to a file for identification
  14. a small auxiliary aerofoil on the trailing edge of a rudder, aileron, or elevator, etc, to assist in the control of the aircraft in flightSee also trim tab
  15. British military the insignia on the collar of a staff officer
  16. mainly US and Canadian a bill, esp one for a meal or drinks
  17. Scot and Northern English dialect a cigarette
  18. keep tabs on informal to keep a watchful eye on
  19. short for tabulator, tablet
  20. slang a portion of a drug, esp LSD or ecstasy

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Tabbing

verb (used with object)

  1. to furnish or ornament with a tab or tabs.
  2. to name or designate.

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Tabbing

verb (used without object)

  1. to operate the tab function on a typewriter or computer.

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Tabbing

verb

  1. (tr) to supply (files, clothing, etc) with a tab or tabs

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Tabbing

abbreviation for

  1. typhoid-paratyphoid A and B (vaccine)
  2. Australian and NZ Totalizator Agency Board

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Tabbing

noun

  1. A small flap or strip of material attached to or projecting from something, used to hold, fasten, or manipulate it, or for identification and information.
  2. A second or further document or page that can be opened on a spreadsheet or web browser.
  3. A restaurant bill.
  4. A facility in a word-processing program, or a device on a keyboard, for advancing to a sequence of set positions in tabular work.
  5. A tablet, especially one containing an illicit drug.
  6. A tabloid newspaper.

lexico.com

Tabbing

verb

  1. Mark or identify with a projecting piece of material.
  2. Use the tab key on a computer or typewriter keyboard.

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Tabbing

abbreviation

  1. Totalizator Agency Board.
  2. Typhoid–paratyphoid A and B vaccine.

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Tabbing

noun

  1. : a short projecting device: such as
  2. : a small flap or loop by which something may be grasped or pulled
  3. : a projection from a card used as an aid in filing
  4. : a small insert, addition, or remnant
  5. : appendage, extension
  6. : a small auxiliary airfoil hinged to a control surface (such as a trailing edge) to help stabilize an airplane in flight — see airplane illustration
  7. : close surveillance : watch keep tabs on trends
  8. : a creditor's statement : bill, check
  9. : cost the tab for the new program
  10. : a key on a keyboard that indents text by a preset amount
  11. : tablet
  12. : tabloid

merriam-webster.com

Tabbing

verb

  1. : to furnish or ornament with tabs
  2. : to single out : designate
  3. : tabulate

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Related words & Synonyms

reveal, express, pinpoint, show, suggest, signal, hint, mark, prove, imply, argue, announce, demonstrate, illustrate, make, specify, mean, register, detail, note

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