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Meaning of “moot” in the English Dictionary

"moot" in British English

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mootverb [T]

uk   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 ​possiblesuccessor.

mootadjective

uk   us   /muːt/
  • moot adjective (QUESTION)

often ​discussed or ​argued about but having no ​definiteanswer: It's a mootpoint whether ​building more ​roadsreducestrafficcongestion. not ​important or not ​relevant, ​therefore not ​worthdiscussing: We don't have enough ​money to go, so it's all moot ​anyway.
  • moot adjective (IN LAW)

mainly US specialized law If a ​legalquestion is moot, it does not need to be ​dealt with, because something has ​happened that ​solves the ​issue: The court's ​decisionbecame moot when the ​defendant was ​founddead. mainly US specialized law imagined or ​invented as an ​example, and so without any ​legalimportance: a moot ​case

mootnoun [C]

uk   us   /muːt/ specialized
a ​trial or ​discussiondealing with an ​imaginarylegalcase, ​performed by ​students in ​exactly the same way as a ​realcase, as ​part of ​theirlegaltraining: a moot ​court
(Definition of moot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"moot" in American English

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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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