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noun [countable] table pronunciation in British English /ˈteɪb(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    a piece of furniture that consists of a flat surface held above the floor, usually by legs

    the kitchen/dining room table

    They sat around a long table in the conference room.

    1. a.
      a table in a restaurant

      You’d better call in advance to reserve a table for six.

      Ask for a table by the window.

    2. b.
      the people sitting at a table

      The whole table broke into applause.

  2. 2
    a way of showing detailed pieces of information, especially facts or numbers, by arranging them in rows and lines across and down a page

    Table 6 shows that the number of murders has decreased by 30% during the last ten years.

    1. a.
      a list that shows how well an organization, team, or player has been performing


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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