put-, puta-, -pute, -puter, -puting, -putate, -putation, -putative

(Latin: putatus past participle of putare: to think over, consider, reckon, count; to trim, prune, lop, cut, clean, clear, unmixed)

From Latin, puto-, putare: literally; especially of trees, "to lop, to prune" and "to cleanse, to clear"; then (1) "to clear up, to settle"; especially, of accounts; (2) "to reckon, to estimate, to value"; (3) "to consider, to hold, to believe, to think".

Cassell's New Latin Dictinary; Funk & wagnalls Company; New York; 1968.
disputable (adjective), more disputable, most disputable
1. Capable of being disproved: The amount of money on Linda's bank account was disputable because she didn't check it first before telling her husband and it actually turned out to be less than she admitted in the beginning!
2. Open to argument or debate: Since Joan's plan and notion for spending their money on a swimming pool was questionable and disputable, it was up for discussion in the family.
disputably (adverb), more disputably, most disputably
Referring to how something is open to controversy;: Her testimony was disputably and debatably inaccurate.
disputant (s) (noun), disputants (pl)
1. Someone who is good at, or who enjoys controversy.
2. Those who are involved in arguments or legal disputes.
3. A person who disputes; a debater.
disputation (s) (noun), disputations (pl)
1. The formal presentation of, and opposition to, a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote): There were significant disputations between the teachers’ union and the local government over contract negotiations.
2. The act of debating; a verbal controversy: Before the election, there were several disputations scheduled among the candidates so voters might be able to have a better understanding of the issues.
3. An oral defense or debate of an academic’s thesis: The science department at the university scheduled a disputation of Mike's thesis to take place next Monday afternoon.
Controversy, heated argument.
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Controversial argument.
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A disagreement about issues.
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disputatious (adjective), more disputatious, most disputatious
1. Inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits.
2. A tendency to argue or disagree without adequate cause.
3. Being fond of, or given to, disputation; argumentative; contentious.
disputatiously (adverb)
1. In a disputatious manner.
2. A reference relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent.
dispute (s) (noun), disputes (pl)
A disagreement or argument about something important.
dispute (verb), disputes; disputed; disputing
1. To question or to doubt the truth or validity of something.
2. To disagree or to argue about something.
3. To fight for or to strive to win something.
4. To strive against or to resist something.
disputer (s) (noun), disputers (pl)
1. Someone who engages in discussion or argument; a debater.
2. Anyone who quarrels angrily.
disreputable (adjective), more disreputable, most disreputable
1. Tending to lack respectability in character, behavior, or appearance: Jane and Jessie wore the most disreputable and shabby clothes imaginable.
2. Subject to lacking respectability on the basis of past or present actions: Because of a plane crash a month before, the airline became disreputable and not considered safe anymore.
3. Liable to be considered dishonest or illegal; discreditable; dishonorable: The old house seemed to be in a disreputable part of town where many crimes had been committed.
disreputably (adverb), more disreputably, most disreputably
Descriptive of how a person or something is not to be trusted or is not respectable: The bars in town are known to be disreputably noisy and scandalous places!
disrepute (s) (noun), disreputes (pl)
1. The situation of being held in low esteem: Many people have feelings of disreputes for those who beg on the streets for money.
2. A lack, or loss, of a good reputation or respect: Nancy was brought into disrepute when her name was on a list of those who were said to have been shoplifting in a store.
Loss of one's reputation.
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disrepute (verb), disreputes; disreputed; disreputing
electron beam computed tomography (s) (noun), EBCT; electron beam computed tomographies (pl)
Ultrafast computed tomography done with a scanner in which the patient is surrounded by a large circular anode that emits X-rays as the electron beam is guided around it.
electronic computer (s) (noun), electronic computers (pl)
1. A programmable machine that receives input, stores and manipulates data, and provides output in a useful format.
2. An apparatus that receives, processes, and presents information.

The two basic types of computers are analog and digital.

Although generally not regarded as such, the most prevalent computer is the simple mechanical analog computer, in which gears, levers, ratchets, and pawls perform mathematical operations; for example, the speedometer and the watt-hour meter (used to measure accumulated electrical usage).

The general public has become much more aware of the digital computer with the rapid proliferation of the hand-held calculator and a large variety of intelligent devices and especially with exposure to the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Related cutting-word units: cast-; castrat-; -cise, -cide; -ectomy; mutil-; sec-, seg-; temno-; -tomy; trunc-.