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]MOOT[/b]

PRONUNCIATION: (moot)

MEANING: adjective: 1. Open to discussion: debatable.
2. Of little practical value, hence not worth considering.
noun: 1. An assembly or court.
2. A discussion or argument.
verb tr.: 1. To bring up for discussion or debate.
2. To make something irrelevant or insignificant as a result of the issue being resolved.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English gemot (meeting, assembly, court). Earliest documented use: 450.
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SMOOT - a unit of length by which is measured the Harvard bridge over the Charles River in Cambridge, MA; derived from the name of one-time MIT student Olive Smoot

MOBOT - a robot coöpted into the service of Organized Crime

MR OT - professional athlete famous for his ability to win for his team by scoring during overtime