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TABLE, in perspective, denotes a plane surface, supposed to be transparent, and perpendicular to the horizon. It is always imagined to be placed at a certain distance between the eye and the objects, for the objects to be represented thereon, by means of the visual rays passing from every point thereof through the table to the eye ; whence it is called perspective plane.Table, among the jewellers. A tablediamond, or other precious stone, is that whose upper surface is quite flat, and the sides cut in angles; in which sense, a diamond cut tablewise is used in opposition to a rosediamond.Table, in mathematics; systems of numbers, used for expediting astronomical, geometrical, and other operations ; thus w7e say tables of the stars ; tables of sines, tangents, and secants; tables of logarithms, rhumbs, &c. ; sexagenary tables.