Tab"u*la (?), n.; pl. Tabulae (#). [L.]

1.

A table; a tablet.

2. Zool.

One of the transverse plants found in the calicles of certain corals and hydroids.

Tabula rasa () [L.], a smoothed tablet; hence, figuratively, the mind in its earliest state, before receiving impressions from without; -- a term used by Hobbes, Locke, and others, in maintaining a theory opposed to the doctrine of innate ideas.

 

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