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"moot" in British English

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mootverb [T]

uk   /muːt/ us   /muːt/ formal
to suggest something for discussion: The idea was first mooted as long ago as the 1840s. His name was mooted as a possible successor.

mootadjective

uk   /muːt/ us   /muːt/
  • moot adjective (QUESTION)

often discussed or argued about but having no definite answer: It's a moot point whether building more roads reduces traffic congestion.
not important or not relevant, therefore not worth discussing: We don't have enough money to go, so it's all moot anyway.

mootnoun [C]

uk   /muːt/ us   /muːt/ specialized
a trial or discussion dealing with an imaginary legal case, performed by students in exactly the same way as a real case, as part of their legal training: a moot court
(Definition of moot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mootadjective [not gradable]

us   /mut/
law having no practical use or meaning: Because the claim of negligence was denied, seeking an award for damages was moot.
(of a matter being considered) that has not been decided and can therefore still be discussed: Whether or not to make the school coeducational is still a moot point, and we’ll be discussing it over the next few months.
(Definition of moot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “moot”
in Chinese (Simplified) 提出…供讨论…
in Chinese (Traditional) 提出…供討論…
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