put-, puta-, -pute, -puter, -puting, -putate, -putation, -putative
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".
account (s) (noun)
, accounts (pl)
1. A narrative or record of events.
2. A report relating to one's conduct: "She gave a satisfactory account of herself."
3. A formal banking, brokerage, or business relationship established to provide for regular services, dealings, and other financial transactions.
4. A precise list or enumeration of financial transactions.
5. Money deposited for checking, savings, or brokerage use.
6. A customer having a business or credit relationship with a firm.
7. Worth, standing, or importance: "He was a landowner of some account."
8. Profit or advantage: "She turned her writing skills to good account."
9. Etymology: Middle English, from Old French acont, from aconter, "to reckon" from a-, "to" (Latin, ad-) + cunter, "to count, to tell"; from Latin computre, "to sum up"; from com, "with, together" + putare, "to think".
, accounts; accounted; accounting
accountability (s) (noun)
, accountabilities (pl)
1. Being liable or answerable for something.
2. Responsibility to someone or for some activity.
3. In education: a policy of holding schools and teachers accountable for students' academic progress by linking such progress with funding for salaries, maintenance, etc.
1. Subject to the obligation to report, to explain, or to justify something; being responsible; answerable.
2. Capable of being explained; explicable; explainable.
1. Descriptive of being liable or being called to account; answerable.
2. A reference to that which can be explained; such as, an accountable phenomenon.
accountant (s) (noun)
, accountants (pl)
1. Someone who maintains and audits business accounts.
2. Somebody who takes care of the business records of a person, or organization, and prepares forms and reports for tax or other financial purposes.
accounter (s) (noun)
, accounters (pl)
1. Someone who reckons, calculates, gives help to, or renders a report or a description of an event or experience.
2. A person who delivers a commentary accompanying a movie, a broadcast, a piece of music, etc.
, amputates; amputated; amputating
1. To cut off a projecting body part, a limb, or other appendage of the body; especially, in a surgical operation: Robert’s little finger had to be amputated because he hurt it severely while chopping some wood with an axe.
2. Etymology: from the Mid-16th century Latin amputat-, past participle of amputare, "cut around" from ambi-, "around" plus putare "to cut".
amputation (s) (noun)
, amputations (pl)
1. The surgical removal of all or sections of an arm, a leg, an organ, or another part of the body: While cutting the hedge with an electric trimmer, Margarete had a terrible accident and an amputation
of her hand had to be performed by a surgeon.
2. Traumatic or spontaneous loss of a limb, organ, or part: The most common indication for an amputation
of an upper jointed appendage is severe trauma and it may be the result of a cancerous growth, infection, or gangrene.
amputator (s) (noun)
, amputators (pl)
A person who removes or cuts off a part of or all of the limb of the body: An amputator is a physician who has specialized in surgery: Joseph Lister was a famous English amputator who used antiseptics for the first time when operating on patients.
amputee (s) (noun)
, amputees (pl)
Someone who has had an appendage of the body cut off: After having his leg below the knee amputated
because of gangrene, Ralph, the amputee
, received an artificial replacement that allowed him to be quite mobile after rehabilitation.
biocomputer (s) (noun)
, biocomputers (pl)
A very fast computer made from biochemical substances instead of conventional materials: The calculations of biocomputers are performed using biological processes instead of semiconductor technology.
computability (s) (noun)
, computabilities (pl)
1. The ability to determine by calculation or reckoning.
2. That which can be computed or estimated by using a computer or calculator.
, more computable, most computable
Relating to that which can be reasonably determined: Hank was able to calculate the computable odds of winning the football game.
computable general equilibrium, CGE (s) (noun)
; computable general equilibriums, computable general equilibria (pl)
A top-down model of the economy that includes all of its major components and markets, and the relationships between them: Computable general equilibrium consists of economic models of microeconomic programs in multiple markets of one or more economies, solved computationally for equilibrium values or changes because of specified policies.