Notability is the property of being worthy of notice, having fame, or being considered to be of a high degree of interest, significance, or distinction. It also refers to the capacity to be such. Notability may be considered to be objectively determinable using a conventional definition, which is subjectively determined by consensus.
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- Notable: important and deserving attention
- Cambridge University Press (2019)
- Notable... standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement
Synonyms of notable:... bright, distinguished, eminent, illustrious, luminous, noble, noteworthy, outstanding, preeminent, prestigious...
Words Related to notable: celebrated, exalted, famed, famous, glorious, honored, renowned, reputable, infamous, notorious, quotable, repeatable, indelible, unforgettable, newsworthy, citable, memorable, mentionable, noteworthy, observable, remarkable ...
Antonyms of notable: forgettable, unmemorable, unremarkable
Near Antonyms of notable: insignificant, minor, unimportant, average, inferior, mediocre, obscure... average, ordinary, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, unexceptional...
- Merriam Webster Thesaurus, (2019)
- Wikipedia's notability policy can be confusing and difficult to explain, especially to new users. The general notability guideline's requirement of significant coverage in independent reliable sources is simply an approximation for deciding whether an article topic is notable...
The concept of notability can also be described as a measure of the topic's impact, particularly with biographic articles. Think like an historian: Why will this topic be remembered? How did it impact the community? What is different now because this happened? How does knowledge about this topic help us to explain the world around us? These notability-proving impacts don't have to be total paradigm shifts in human thought.
In short: who cares and why?...When evaluating the notability of people who might be known for one event, can that person's biographical details help people understand that event? If so, they are possibly notable. If they are merely participants in the event itself, that person is probably not notable.