worthy of note or notice; noteworthy:
a notable success; a notable theory.
prominent, important, or distinguished:
many notable artists.
Archaic. capable, thrifty, and industrious.
a prominent, distinguished, or important person.
(usually initial capital letter) French History.
one of a number of prominent men, usually of the aristocracy, called by the king on extraordinary occasions.
Notables, Also called Assembly of the Notables. an assembly of high-ranking nobles, ecclesiastics, and state functionaries having deliberative but not legislative or administrative powers, convoked by the king principally in 1554, 1786, and 1788, in the lattermost year to establish the manner for selecting the States-General.
Obsolete. a notable fact or thing.
worthy of being noted or remembered; remarkable; distinguished
a notable person
mid-14c., from Old French notable “well-known, notable, remarkable” (13c.) and directly from Latin notabilis “noteworthy, extraordinary,” from notare “to note” (see note (v.)). The noun meaning “a person of distinction” is first recorded 1815. Related: Notably; notableness.
a member of a legislative assembly, especially a member of the lower house of the legislature in certain states of the U.S.
- Assembly plant
a factory where parts for a complete unit are put together, as in automobile manufacturing. Historical Examples The new Diesel plant will be primarily an assembly plant, although some machine work will be done there. The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928 Robert B. Meyer It is the assembly plant of Volkswagen […]
- Assembly routine
- Assembly time
the time required for a computer to translate symbolic computer language into machine-language instructions. Historical Examples However, it was at Geneva, and it was very dull except at assembly time, or when the Council were in session. Mystery at Geneva Rose Macaulay