- adj. 无实际意义的；未决议的
- vt. 提出…供讨论
- n. 大会；辩论会；假设案件
- n. (Moot)人名；(英)穆特
- moot: [OE] Etymologically, a ‘moot point’ is one talked about at a ‘meeting’. For ‘meeting’ is the original sense of the noun moot – particularly as applied in early medieval England to a meeting functioning as a court of law. The word goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *mōtam ‘meeting’, source also of English meet. Its modern adjectival usage seems to have emerged in the 16th century. The derived verb moot goes back to Old English times (mōtian ‘converse, plead in court’), but again its present-day use, for ‘suggest, propose’, is a more recent development, dating from the 17th century.
- moot (n.)
- "assembly of freemen," mid-12c., from Old English gemot "meeting" (especially of freemen, to discuss community affairs or mete justice), "society, assembly, council," from Proto-Germanic *ga-motan (compare Old Low Frankish muot "encounter," Middle Dutch moet, Middle High German muoz), from collective prefix *ga- + *motan (see meet (v.)).
- moot (adj.)
- "debatable; not worth considering" from moot case, earlier simply moot (n.) "discussion of a hypothetical law case" (1530s), in law student jargon. The reference is to students gathering to test their skills in mock cases.
- moot (v.)
- "to debate," Old English motian "to meet, talk, discuss," from mot (see moot (n.)). Related: Mooted; mooting.
- 1. How long he'll be able to do so is a moot point.
- 2. He argued that the issue had become moot since the board had changed its policy.
- 3. The oil versus nuclear equation is largely moot.
- 4. Since the accusedis already in custody, I assumebail is moot?
- 5. The question mooted in the board meeting is still a moot point.
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