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Definition of table verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    table

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈteɪbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪbl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they table
    BrE BrE//ˈteɪbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪbl//
     
    he / she / it tables
    BrE BrE//ˈteɪblz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪblz//
     
    past simple tabled
    BrE BrE//ˈteɪbld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪbld//
     
    past participle tabled
    BrE BrE//ˈteɪbld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪbld//
     
    -ing form tabling
    BrE BrE//ˈteɪblɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪblɪŋ//
     
    Business meetings
     
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  1. 1table something (British English) to present something formally for discussion to table a question in Parliament They have tabled a motion for debate at the next Party Conference. He has tabled a question on this issue for tomorrow’s council meeting. See related entries: Business meetings
  2. 2table something (North American English) to leave an idea, a proposal, etc. to be discussed at a later date They voted to table the proposal until the following meeting.
  3. Word Origin Old English tabule ‘flat slab, inscribed tablet’, from Latin tabula ‘plank, tablet, list’, reinforced in Middle English by Old French table.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: table