notebook

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See also: Notebook and note book

English[edit]

A Moleskine notebook

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From note +‎ book.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

notebook (plural notebooks)

  1. A book in which notes or memoranda are written.
    Synonyms: note pad, by-book, rough book, writing pad
    • 1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Iulius Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene iii], page 125, column 1:
      For Caſſius is a-weary of the World: / Hated by one he loues, brau'd by his Brother, / Check'd like a bondman, all his faults obſeru'd, / Set in a Note-booke, learn'd, and con'd by roate / To caſt into my Teeth.
    • 1946 March and April, R. A. H. Weight, “Euston to the North-West”, in Railway Magazine, page 69:
      With an unquenchable enthusiasm for locomotives and their work, at an early age I had commenced to keep engine and traffic-recording notebooks, compiled in a schoolboy's round hand.
  2. (computing, sometimes attributive) A kind of user interface in literate programming, allowing calculations to be interspersed with human-readable comments, diagrams, etc.
    • 2016, David Ming, ‎David Glasser, ‎Diane Hildebrandt, Attainable Region Theory (page 317)
      We have found the use of Jupyter notebooks to be a convenient way of sharing work and code in a compact and reproducible manner. Jupyter notebooks are easy to update and adapt over time compared to a static CD-ROM.
  3. (computing, dated) Ellipsis of notebook computer.
    • 2006, Corey Sandler, Upgrading and Fixing Laptops For Dummies (page 8)
      Over time, the difference in size between laptops and notebooks became a matter of no more than an inch or two in length and width, and a fraction of an inch in thickness.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Czech: notebook
  • Portuguese: notebook
  • Spanish: notebook

Translations[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English notebook.

Noun[edit]

notebook m

  1. laptop, notebook (laptop computer)

Declension[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English notebook.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌnowt͡ʃ(i)ˈbuki/, /ˌnɔt͡ʃ(i)ˈbuki/

Noun[edit]

notebook m (plural notebooks)

  1. notebook computer (small, portable computer)
    Synonym: laptop

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:notebook.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English notebook.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nodˈbuk/ [noð̞ˈβ̞uk]
  • Rhymes: -uk

Noun[edit]

notebook m (plural notebooks)

  1. notebook computer (small, portable computer)

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.