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moot

moot

 
 
pronunciation:
mut
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not clearly settled; arguable; debatable.
Whether or not this medical practice is good for society is a moot point.
synonyms:
arguable, contestable, controversial, debatable, disputable
similar words:
open, questionable, undecided, undetermined, unresolved, unsettled
definition 2: having no practical significance; completely hypothetical.
There is no sense in discussing that now since the matter is moot at this stage.
synonyms:
hypothetical, theoretical
similar words:
academic, notional, speculative
definition 3: in law, pertaining to a matter that is no longer at issue because of a previous legal decision or a change in the circumstances.
similar words:
dead, obsolete
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mooted, mooting, moots
definition 1: to present for debate or discussion; broach.
synonyms:
advance, broach, pose, present, propound
similar words:
introduce, propose, submit, suggest
definition 2: to remove the practical import of.
The plaintiff's death moots her lawsuit to regain her position in the company.
similar words:
dispose of, obviate
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part of speech: noun
definition: a hypothetical legal case presented for discussion, or a mock court where such cases are debated for learning purposes.
synonyms:
moot court
similar words:
simulation