Assembly of notables
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 -ssembly of the notables. an -ssembly of high-ranking n-bles, ecclesiastics, and state functionaries having deliberative but not legislative or administrative powers, convoked by the king princ-p-lly 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 -ssembly, 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 -ssembly 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 -ssembly 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 -ssembly time, or when the council were in session. mystery at geneva rose macaulay
noun a city in the n netherlands, capital of drenthe province. pop: 62 000 (2003 est) historical examples the travellers p-ssed through the fantee and -ssen territories. robert kerr’s general history and collection of voyages and travels, volume 18 william stevenson “that would be reason enough for stopping at -ssen,” said brederode. the chauffeur and […]