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[noht-boo k] /ˈnoʊtˌbʊk/
a book of or for notes.
a book or binder of blank, often ruled, pages for recording notes, especially one used by students in class.
a book in which promissory notes are entered, registered, recorded, etc.
a small, lightweight laptop computer.
Origin of notebook
1570-80; note + book Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for notebook
  • Each notebook spans about four months, transcending minutiae to record the life of our times as well as her own.
  • He wrote down in a notebook the names of the best pool shooters in the world, and proceeded to beat them one by one.
  • Sales of cheaper notebook computers are already suffering.
  • When you find a box, open the notebook you find inside.
  • Be sure to bring along a notebook so you can record your observations.
  • The report is written on lined notebook paper and clipped into a weathered three-ring binder.
  • Without warning, he wrenches my notebook from my hands and shoves me against the car.
  • Instead of relying on your usual routine, buy a special notebook in which to carry all your pre- and post-arrival notes.
  • She showed us a notebook of about a hundred different plaque designs she weaves.
  • Hunched over a spiral notebook, she wrote page after page, a missive to the beyond.
British Dictionary definitions for notebook


a book for recording notes or memoranda
a book for registering promissory notes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for notebook

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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notebook in Technology

1. laptop computer.
2. Labtech Notebook.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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