moot point


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moot point

A debatable question, an issue open to argument; also, an irrelevant question, a matter of no importance. For example, Whether Shakespeare actually wrote the poem remains a moot point among critics, or It's a moot point whether the chicken or the egg came first. This term originated in British law where it described a point for discussion in a moot, or assembly, of law students. By the early 1700s it was being used more loosely in the present sense.
See also: moot, point
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The rest of the show's creative team is straight, but McNally adds that's a moot point.
We believe that our technique makes the NRA's concerns regarding destabilization of black powder a moot point," says Isotag's chief financial officer, Desmonde Cowdery.
While it would now take less than two days to cover these bearish bets at the stock's average daily trading volume, it appears that short-covering support could be a moot point given that technical and options-related support appears to be holding firm for the shares.
Bob Dylan Whether he |took his name from our poet or not is a moot point.
How the BBC should be funded other than with a licence fee, remains a moot point.
He definItely has the talent but whether he can match the application of someone like Shanklin is the moot point.
It all became a moot point, though, as The Dikler understands that Phil subsequently didn't need to worry about any of Betfair's commission rates, having had his account suspended.
Another moot point is the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Aaron Sele (6-4) wasn't good, allowing five runs on six hits over four innings, but it was almost a moot point on a night when the Dodgers stranded 11 baserunners, seven of them in scoring position, and left the bases loaded twice.
That is a moot point, as reactions of more people indicate it is going to be a huge success.
This may seem like a moot point, but in these troubled times, no one needs to be reminded about the difficulty in finding and obtaining loans.
However, looking at the technical picture for CSCO, I find the bull side of the argument to be a rather moot point.
Quite who, other than the taxpayer, will learn the lesson is a moot point.
Whether he can be trusted with a new identity - and what it would cost the tax payer to give him one - may be a moot point.
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