moot Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “moot” in the English Dictionary

"moot" in British English

See all translations

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.


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

See all translations

mootadjective [not gradable]

 us   /mut/

moot adjective [not gradable] (NOT WORTH CONSIDERING)

law having no ​practical use or ​meaning: Because the ​claim of ​negligence was ​denied, ​seeking an ​award for ​damages was moot.

moot adjective [not gradable] (NOT DECIDED)

(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…
What is the pronunciation of moot?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

Word of the Day

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
by Colin McIntosh,
December 01, 2015
Are you a fan of shows like Doctor Who and Star Trek? Both shows have been around since the 1960s, and, not surprisingly, have generated some of their own vocabulary, some of which has now entered the Cambridge English Dictionary. The phenomenon of fandom, meaning “the state of being a fan of

Read More 

conversational user interface noun
conversational user interface noun
November 30, 2015
a computer interface that provides information to users in normal, conversational speech in response to spoken requests Nearly every major tech company—from Amazon to Intel to Microsoft to Google—is chasing the sort of conversational user interface that Kaplan and his colleagues at PARC imagined decades ago.

Read More