Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state or quality of being eminent or worthy of notice.
  • noun A prominent or notable person.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • The character of being notable; notableness.
  • A notable saying.
  • A notable person; a person of note.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Quality of being notable.
  • noun A notable, or remarkable, person or thing; a person of note.
  • noun obsolete A notable saying.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The quality or state of being notable or eminent
  • noun countable A notable or eminent person

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a celebrity who is an inspiration to others

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

notable +‎ -ity

Examples

  • The other notability is the low number of ‘partners’ among the dull old political straights.

    February 06, 2005

  • The other notability is the low number of ‘partners’ among the dull old political straights.

    There Is No Liberal Elite

  • The other notability is the low number of ‘partners’ among the dull old political straights.

    Archive 2005-02-06

  • 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'.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • 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'.

    Some ideas for location-linked cultural heritage projects

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • The article made no claim of "notability," which is a standard requirement for Wikipedia articles.

    On creating a Wikipedia page for Not Possible IRL

  • 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.

    Glenn Kurtz: Unremarkable

  • Other criteria that must be satisfied to demonstrate "notability" according to the editors include "objective evidence" and the proviso that "notability is not temporary."

    Glenn Kurtz: Unremarkable

  • Certainly, requirements of "notability" are incredulous when one realizes the reasoning behind them are bound no pun intended to print media.

    Information, Culture, Policy, Education: Podcast interviewed at Language Lab Unleashed

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