notable


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Notable \Not"a*ble\, a. [F. notable, L. notabilis, fr. notare to
   mark, nota mark, note. See 5th Note.]
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   1. Capable of being noted; noticeable; plain; evident.
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   2. Worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or
      distinguished; as, a notable event, person.
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   Note: Notable in the sense of careful, thrifty, characterized
         by thrift and capacity (as, a notable housekeeper) is
         pronounced by many good orthoepists, n[o^]t"[.a]*b'l,
         the derivatives notableness, and notably, being also
         similarly pronounced with short o in the first
         syllable.
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   3. Well-known; notorious. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Notable \Not"a*ble\ (n[=o]t"[.a]*b'l), n.
   1. A person, or thing, of distinction.
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   2. (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.
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