Meaning of “notebook” in the English Dictionary

"notebook" in British English

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notebooknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnəʊt.bʊk/ us /ˈnoʊt.bʊk/

notebook noun [ C ] (PAPER)

A2 a book of plain paper or paper with lines, for writing on:

She was jotting things down in a little notebook.

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  • I carry a notebook so that I can jot down any ideas.
  • I like to keep a notebook and pencil within reach.
  • Sophie's notebook is covered with stickers.

(Definition of “notebook” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"notebook" in American English

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notebooknoun [ C ]

us /ˈnoʊtˌbʊk/

notebook noun [ C ] (BOOK OF PAPER)

a book of paper for writing on:

She wrote everything down in her notebook.

notebook noun [ C ] (SMALL COMPUTER)

(Definition of “notebook” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"notebook" in Business English

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notebooknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnəʊtbʊk/ us

also notebook computer IT a very small computer that you can carry with you easily:

our latest stylish ultra-mobile notebook

a small book containing sheets of paper, for writing in:

a journalist's notebook
She kept a record in a little notebook of what was said at meetings with her boss.

(Definition of “notebook” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)