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tab·let (tăb′lĭt)

noun [C] / tæb.lət /

1. A slab or plaque, as of wax or clay, with a surface that is intended for or bears an inscription, esp. one of a pair or set.

2. Tablet computers, consoles etc. Wireless portable devices that utilise a touchscreen or a stylus pen to access or process information.

3. A small flat pellet of medication taken orally.

4. A small flat cake of a prepared substance, such as soap.

[Tabula rasa, Παρθένο υπολογιστή meaning “blank slate” origin – wax tablet used for notes, which was blanked by heating the wax and then smoothing it, to give a tabula rasa

This installation consists of a cabinet containing a set plates depicting six figures all using writing tablets.

A second cabinet contains a selection of wax tablets and stylus.