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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tableau \Ta`bleau"\ (t[.a]`bl[=o]" E. t[a^]b"l[=o]`; 277), n.; pl. Tableaux (t[.a]`bl[=o]" E. t[a^]b"l[=o]z`). [F., dim. fr. L. tabula a painting. See Table.] 1. A striking and vivid representation; a picture. [1913 Webster] 2. A representation of some scene by means of persons grouped in the proper manner, placed in appropriate postures, and remaining silent and motionless. [1913 Webster] 3. (Solitaire) The arrangement, or layout, of cards. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]