tab

tab

(tab') n.

1. an invisible character, used to indicate horizontal displacement or as a separator between fields.

2. the corresponding key on the computer keyboard, used to type a tab character or to advance to the next field, text box, cell, etc.

3. a small visual indicator of the presence of one of a set of parts of a dialog, document, or other object displayed in a single window.

v.i.

4. to press the tab key to advance to the next field, text box, cell, etc.

tab-delimited

(tab' di lim' it id) adj.

having fields separated by tab characters.

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