Meaning of moot


Pronunciation: (mt), [key]
— adj.
  1. open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful: a moot point.
  2. of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic.
  3. not actual; theoretical; hypothetical.
  1. to present or introduce (any point, subject, project, etc.) for discussion.
  2. to reduce or remove the practical significance of; make purely theoretical or academic.
  3. to argue (a case), esp. in a mock court.
  1. an assembly of the people in early England exercising political, administrative, and judicial powers.
  2. an argument or discussion, esp. of a hypothetical legal case.
  3. a debate, argument, or discussion.


Pronunciation: (mt), [key]
— n.
  1. a ring gauge for checking the diameters of treenails.
  1. to bring (a treenail) to the proper diameter with a moot.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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