from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being eminent or worthy of notice.
- n. A prominent or notable person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality or state of being notable or eminent
- n. A notable or eminent person
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Quality of being notable.
- n. A notable, or remarkable, person or thing; a person of note.
- n. A notable saying.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The character of being notable; notableness.
- A notable saying.
- A notable person; a person of note.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a celebrity who is an inspiration to others
The other notability is the low number of ‘partners’ among the dull old political straights.
Wikinear is a great example, but it's currently limited to content on Wikipedia, and this content has to pass a 'notability' test that doesn't reflect local concepts of notability or 'interestingness'.
Now, it might seem strange that on the most subjective and transient mass medium ever invented, the criteria for "notability" should be objectivity and permanence.
Other criteria that must be satisfied to demonstrate "notability" according to the editors include "objective evidence" and the proviso that "notability is not temporary."
We also talked about how Aaron and some other supporters of Lawrence's work had to fight to keep his Wikipedia page from being taken down, as his "notability" was questioned.
The article made no claim of "notability," which is a standard requirement for Wikipedia articles.
Certainly, requirements of "notability" are incredulous when one realizes the reasoning behind them are bound no pun intended to print media.
On the other hand, in cases involving people at the margins of notability, which is subjective enough anyway, there can a place for taking the subject’s own feelings about the article into account in deciding whether or not to retain it.
I'm also intrigued that there is so much discussion on the "notability" of people or subjects when, as I mentioned on the Clouser page, notability is such a subjective connotation.
And that's why I put in the info as I did, so that you would understand the "notability" of the subject.