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)
1. Capable of being disproved.
2. Open to argument or debate.
3. Not definitely true or valid, and so it is debatable or open to argument.
disputably (adverb)
A reference to something which is open to dispute; debatable: "Her testimony was disputably 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)
1. Lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance.
2. Lacking respectability on the basis of past or present actions.
3. Discreditable; dishonorable.
3. Shabby or shoddy; of poor quality or condition: "They wore the most disreputable clothes imaginable."
disreputably (adverb)
In a disreputable manner.
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.

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