||Tab"u*la (?), n.; pl.
Tabulæ (#). [L.] 1. A table; a
2. (Zoöl.) 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.