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

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.