• A striking and vivid representation; a picture.
  • A vivid graphic scene of a group of people arranged as in a painting or bas relief sculpture.
  • Hence, an arrangement of actors in static positions on stage, having the effect of pointing up a particular moment in the drama, conventionally revealed by opening tableau curtains (known as "tabs").
  • A table .
  • A table that shows constraint violations of a list of candidates given an input and a constraint ranking.
  • Mostly in solitaire card games, but also in other card and board games, the main area, where random cards can be arranged.
  • A semantic tableau.


  • From French tableau, from Old French tablel ("a surface which is used primarily for painting").

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