See also: Notebook and note book

English

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A Moleskine notebook

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Etymology

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From note +‎ book.

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Noun

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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, [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) Ellipsis of notebook computer. A laptop.
    • 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.

Derived terms

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Descendants

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

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Chinese

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English notebook.

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notebook (Hong Kong Cantonese)

  1. laptop; notebook computer (Classifier: c)
  2. notebook (Classifier: c)

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  • (laptop):

Czech

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English notebook.

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notebook m inan

  1. laptop, notebook (laptop computer)

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Polish

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Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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notebook

Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English notebook.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnɔd.buk/, /ˈnɔw.dbuk/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔdbuk
  • Syllabification: note‧book

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notebook m inan or m animal (related adjective notebookowy)

  1. (computing) notebook, notebook computer (class of laptop computer that is around the size of a spiral-bound notebook with A4 or letter-sized pages)
    Hypernym: laptop
    Coordinate term: netbook

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Further reading

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  • notebook in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • notebook in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • notebook in PWN's encyclopedia

Portuguese

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English notebook.

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌno(w).t͡ʃiˈbu.ki/ [ˌno(ʊ̯).t͡ʃiˈbu.ki], /ˌno(w)t͡ʃˈbu.ki/ [ˌno(ʊ̯)t͡ʃˈbu.ki], /ˌnɔ.t͡ʃiˈbu.ki/, /ˌnɔt͡ʃˈbu.ki/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌno(w)t͡ʃˈbu.ke/ [ˌno(ʊ̯)t͡ʃˈbu.ke], /ˌno(w).t͡ʃiˈbu.ke/ [ˌno(ʊ̯).t͡ʃiˈbu.ke], /ˌnɔt͡ʃˈbu.ke/, /ˌnɔ.t͡ʃiˈbu.ke/

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notebook m (plural notebooks)

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

Quotations

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:notebook.

Spanish

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English notebook.

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

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notebook m (plural notebooks)

  1. notebook computer (small, portable computer)

Usage notes

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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.