An issue that is subject to, or open for discussion or debate, to which no satisfactory answer is found; originally, one to be definitively determined by an assembly of the people.
An issue regarded as potentially debatable, but no longer practically applicable. Although the idea may still be worth debating and exploring academically, and such discussion may be useful for addressing similar issues in the future, the idea has been rendered irrelevant for the present issue.
Until we rebuild downtown, whether we build more parking spaces is a moot point.
Moot-point Sentence Examples
The origin of these cells is a moot point.
It is a moot point whether S.
In the latter part of the word we have, of course, the same root as in caedere, " to kill," but whether or not the former part is from pater, " a father," or from the same root that we have in per-peram, per-jurium, is a moot point.
Debating whether global warming is human caused or a natural planetary cycle is almost a moot point when decreasing the greenhouse effect and slowing global warming is humanly possible.
It was a moot point whether all souls so survive, as Cleanthes thought, or the souls of the wise and good alone, which was the opinion of Chrysippus; in any case, sooner or later individual souls are merged in the soul of the universe, from which they proceeded.