noun, plural no·ta·bil·i·ties for 2.

the state or quality of being notable; distinction; prominence.
a notable or prominent person.

Nearby words

  1. not-for-profit,
  2. not-for-profit organization,
  3. nota,
  4. nota bene,
  5. notabilia,
  6. notable,
  7. notably,
  8. notaire,
  9. notancephalia,
  10. notanencephalia

Origin of notability

First recorded in 1350–1400, notability is from the Middle English word notabilite. See notable, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for notability


noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being notable
a distinguished person; notable
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Word Origin and History for notability



late 14c., from Old French notabilite, from Medieval Latin *notabilitatem (nominative *notabilitas), from Latin notabilis (see notable).

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