• WordNet 3.6
    • adj notable widely known and esteemed "a famous actor","a celebrated musician","a famed scientist","an illustrious judge","a notable historian","a renowned painter"
    • adj notable worthy of notice "a noteworthy advance in cancer research"
    • n notable a celebrity who is an inspiration to others "he was host to a large gathering of luminaries"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Methylphenidate (Ritalin) is a medication prescribed for individuals (usually children) who have an abnormally high level of activity or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 3 to 5 percent of the general population has the disorder, which is characterized by agitated behavior and an inability to focus on tasks. Methylphenidate also is occasionally prescribed for treating narcolepsy. Methylphenidate is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. It has effects similar to, but more potent than, caffeine and less potent than amphetamines. It has a notably calming effect on hyperactive children and a "focusing" effect on those with ADHD.
    • Notable A person, or thing, of distinction.
    • Notable Capable of being noted; noticeable; plain; evident.
    • Notable (French Hist) One of a number of persons, before the revolution of 1789, chiefly of the higher orders, appointed by the king to constitute a representative body.
    • Notable Well-known; notorious.
    • Notable Worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished; as, a notable event, person.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • notable Worthy of notice; noteworthy; memorable; remarkable; noted or distinguished; great; considerable; important; also, such as to attract notice; conspicuous; manifest.
    • notable Notorious; well or publicly known.
    • notable Useful; profitable.
    • notable (Usually not′ a-bl). Prudent; clever; capable; industrious: as, a notable housekeeper.
    • notable Synonyms Noted, Notorious, etc. (see famous), signal, extraordinary.
    • n notable A person or thing of note, importance, or distinction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Notable nō′ta-bl worthy of being known or noted: remarkable: memorable: distinguished: notorious: capable, clever, industrious
    • n Notable a person or thing worthy of note, esp. in pl. for persons of distinction and political importance in France in pre-Revolution times
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  • Thomas Carlyle
    “In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.”
  • Junius
    “Notable talents are not necessarily connected with discretion.”
  • Edward M. Forster
    “Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. notable, L. notabilis, fr. notare, to mark, nota, mark, note. See 5th Note


In literature:

Well known in history, it is no less notable architecturally.
"The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia" by Frank Cousins
The west facade is the most notable part of Suger's building.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
Miss Susan B. Anthony, Mrs. Lucy Stone and other notables were present and appointed a meeting to listen to appeals.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Hundreds of native notables contributed generously to British Red Cross funds.
"With Manchesters in the East" by Gerald B. Hurst
Much of the opposition came from notable "wets"; and many of the opponents were connected with the Pennsylvania railroad.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Of these the most notable were the Hurons.
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
Along the coast and on the Great Lakes the sailing schooner long filled a notable place.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
We find Sonatas of Beethoven, notably the set op.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
Then there is that notable point, the question of speech; the vehicle of mental expression and thought transference.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
From page 76 onward the author gives us a record of notable events in his own lifetime.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird

In poetry:

'Tis so! Though not renowned by birth,
I am the muses favorite,
From other notables a world apart-
I'll be preferred by death itself.
"The Swan" by Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin
And all the town was witness to his trust:
On Monday he walked out with the Widow Gibbs,
A pious lady of charm and notable bust,
Whose heart beat tolerably beneath her ribs.
"Samuel Sewall" by Anthony Hecht
Few are the years since that notable blessing,
Raised you from slaves to the powers of men.
Each year has seen you my brothers progressing,
Never to sink to that level again.
"Emancipation" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The guns spell money's ultimate reason
In letters of lead on the spring hillside.
But the boy lying dead under the olive trees
Was too young and too silly
To have been notable to their important eye.
He was a better target for a kiss.
"Ultima Ratio Regum" by Stephen Spender

In news:

The MLB trade deadline came and went Sunday and on the final day of July, several teams made notable moves.
Notable deaths in arts, A to M. Johnson delivers the goods in Miss Caledonia : review.
Notable deaths in sports, A to M. Dalton McGuinty would call back legislature for vote on wage-freeze deal.
A renowned automotive designer, Ian Callum is responsible for such notable works as the Aston Martin DB7 and Vanquish, and the Nissan R390 Le Mans race car.
Nine of This Week's Most Notable Show Announcements: Swans, Crushed Stars and More.
Notable deaths in movies, N to Z. WestJet upset by cockpit capers .
Notable deaths in sports, A to M. Driver uses Craigslist to apologize for hitting Toronto cyclist with car door .
Notable deaths in movies, A to M. Fact checking the US V-P debate.
Notable Beer Selection, Outdoor Area.
Her resignation follows a few other notable departures of city staff in recent weeks.
Notable deaths in sports, A to M. Canadian basketball player David Eng makes website's list.
He's worn a number of baseball caps over the last eight to 10 years, most notably Fort Frye, American Legion and Ohio State.
Notable deaths in arts, A to M. Syria conflict could engulf Israel, warns Iran.
Notable deaths in arts, A to M. Esprit Ochestra's Exquisite Vibrations gets in tune with Edward Burtynsky.
Sam the Record Man dies at 92. Notable deaths in TV 2012, A-M. Mass euphoria over 'God particle' breakthrough.

In science:

Our z ≃ 6 sample has a comparable selection but the equivalent widths of #3011 is notably larger.
Three Lyman-alpha Emitters at z approx 6: Early GMOS/Gemini Data from the GLARE Project
At higher values of Li there is a notable systematic deviation from scaling.
Scaling determination of the nonlinear I-V characteristics for 2D superconducting networks
Notably, all purely infinite simple C ∗ -algebras have real rank zero and many C ∗ -algebras arising from dynamical systems are of stable rank one.
Simple nuclear $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank one
There is, however, a notable exception to this generic behaviour: the so-called scale-free graphs behave differently, especially when the degree distribution has a diverging variance.
Perturbing General Uncorrelated Networks
The present article proposes one possible approach to GGP, which leads to notable theoretical results and allows construction of a novel numerical procedure.
Grade of Membership Analysis: One Possible Approach to Foundations