1) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ for n Someone or something that is notable is important or interesting.

The proposed new structure is notable not only for its height, but for its shape...

Mo did not want to be ruled by anyone and it is notable that she never allowed the men in her life to eclipse her...

With a few notable exceptions, doctors are a pretty sensible lot.

2) N-COUNT: usu pl Notables are important or powerful people. [FORMAL]

Elected by local notables for nine years Senators lack the democratic legitimacy of members of the National Assembly...

The notables include five Senators, two Supreme Court judges and three State Governors.


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