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Rupert S
10th Feb 2004, 21:59
An interesting point came up during a conversation today, "Define the word Table". How would you define table. All I'll say at this point is that the word in the Oxford English Dictionary with the most definitions is "set".

Rupert S
10th Feb 2004, 22:08
An interesting point came up during a conversation today, "Define the word Table". How would you define table. All I'll say at this point is that the word in the Oxford English Dictionary with the most definitions is "set".

Onan the Clumsy
10th Feb 2004, 22:20
"A flat surface positioned high enough up from the floor to fit chairs (see chair n) under. Used for eating off and storing motorcycle engine parts."

timmcat
10th Feb 2004, 22:26
Something to drink ones friend under.

..actually that sounds a bit dodgy

timmcat
10th Feb 2004, 22:28
Ooh, Groundhog day again..

ORAC
10th Feb 2004, 22:33
An ordered form of data. Arranged either as a simple list, in columns or rows, or in a more complex format such as an n-dimensional matrix.

Biggles Flies Undone
10th Feb 2004, 22:36
Something water sits on top of and causes the stream at the end of my garden to burst its banks :\

Jerricho
11th Feb 2004, 02:21
A topic you find repeating it's self......................

HugMonster
11th Feb 2004, 04:04
table vt To submit a motion to e.g. a meeting

Jerricho
11th Feb 2004, 04:07
Table (n) - somthing upon which to dance on after drinking beer.

reynoldsno1
11th Feb 2004, 04:22
hence, "tablet"(n) a small table

answer=42
11th Feb 2004, 04:28
table vt, US usage

To postpone discussion of a motion in e.g. a meeting.

spork
11th Feb 2004, 06:22
An ordered form of data. Arranged either as a simple list, in columns or rows, or in a more complex format such as an n-dimensional matrix.

seacue
11th Feb 2004, 06:38
A horizontal piece of flat vegetable or mineral matter supported by one of more vertical members so cunningly crafted that they reach all the way to the floor under the horizontal member.

IB4138
11th Feb 2004, 06:58
The depth in the ground where water is found.

spork
11th Feb 2004, 07:16
It's also French for "table".

Unwell_Raptor
11th Feb 2004, 07:20
A jury was once invited to define something or other that was at the heart of the case they were considering.

In his summing up the Judge said "Members of the jury, you have been invited to define x. Now neither you nor I could define an elephant, but we know one when we see it".

That's a table over there, and that's my glass of whisky sitting on it.

Onan the Clumsy
11th Feb 2004, 08:24
I can't define "table", but I can define "is".

Bre901
11th Feb 2004, 08:33
can you define "can" ?
can you define "define" ?

Bre901
11th Feb 2004, 08:35
Can anyone prove the unicity of table related threads ?

I thougt I didn't have so many drinks tonight.

Going to bed.

Buster Hyman
11th Feb 2004, 09:14
A table, in it's classic form, is an artificially constructed elevated surface that is sometimes used to support a computer from being left on the floor. A computer is an electronic device which is handy for posting duplicate threads on Pprune.

compressor stall
11th Feb 2004, 12:21
hill a small mountain.

mountain a hill of impressive height.

So if a mountain is only a mountain if the viewer is impressed?

Sounds like Schroedinger's Cat to me. :confused: