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[noht-boo k]
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  1. a book of or for notes.
  2. a book or binder of blank, often ruled, pages for recording notes, especially one used by students in class.
  3. a book in which promissory notes are entered, registered, recorded, etc.
  4. a small, lightweight laptop computer.
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Origin of notebook

First recorded in 1570–80; note + book
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  1. a book for recording notes or memoranda
  2. a book for registering promissory notes
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Word Origin and History for notebook


1570s, from note + book (n.).

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