[ noh-tuh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌnoʊ təˈbɪl ɪ ti /

noun, plural no·ta·bil·i·ties for 2.

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

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


/ (ˌnəʊtəˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

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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