note·​book | \ ˈnōt-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce notebook (audio) \

Definition of notebook

1 : a book for notes or memoranda
2 : laptop entry 2 especially : a particularly small or light laptop … have been selling smaller, lighter, cheaper and more powerful notebooks for two years. — Peter H. Lewis often used before another noun a notebook computer

Examples of notebook in a Sentence

Take out your notebook and write down some of your ideas. She kept a notebook for her poetry.
Recent Examples on the Web Windows earned a 73% share of the global notebook PC market with 49.8 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2021, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 5 Oct. 2021 Going for that school girl, prepster type of vibe, Bella did top-to-bottom plaid with a pair of square-toe loafers, pearls, and an old-fashioned composition notebook. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 27 Sep. 2021 Microsoft has priced the Surface Laptop Studio notebook at $1,599.99 and above, with prices climbing to $3,099.99 for the most premium model. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 23 Sep. 2021 To enable the thin design of Mac notebook computers, the clearance between the display (screen) and the top case is engineered to tight tolerances. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 Tóibín pulled out another notebook and showed me an example of his creative process having come to a dead end. D. T. Max, The New Yorker, 13 Sep. 2021 The notebook offers 12-weeks of pages dedicated to setting intentions, allotting time for oneself, and reflecting on thoughts and feelings. Ciarra Lorren Zatorski, Vogue, 27 May 2021 Separately, Lenovo announced new laptops that can benefit from the wireless charging kit above, including new IdeaPad Chromebooks, the fourth-gen ThinkPad X1 Extreme flagship notebook, and the ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2 and ThinkPad L13 Gen 2. Chris Smith, BGR, 23 June 2021 Their assets include a $131 million lakeside compound in Washington state called Xanadu 2.0, a rare Leonardo da Vinci notebook and investments in Microsoft and Four Seasons Hotels. Emily Glazer, WSJ, 9 May 2021

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First Known Use of notebook

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of notebook was in 1568

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“Notebook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of notebook

: a book with blank pages that is used for writing notes
: a small computer that is designed to be easily carried


note·​book | \ ˈnōt-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce notebook (audio) \

Kids Definition of notebook

: a book of blank pages for writing in


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