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. The situation of being liable or answerable for something: Jane's mother was hoping that her daughter would show accountability and responsibility for her conduct while being the president of her class.
2. The responsibility to someone or for some activity: Parents must demonstrate accountability for their children.
3. An official procedure in educational institutions of holding schools and teachers responsible for students' academic progress: Such accountability involves joining the progress of educatees or learners with the financial resources for salaries, maintenance, etc.
, more accountable, most accountable
1. Subject to the obligation to report, to explain, or to justify something; being responsible; answerable: Mr. Smith, John's teacher in school, is accountable for teaching up to the best of his ability.
2. Capable of being explained; explicable; explainable: The delay in naming the winners of the sports contest were accountable, if considering the importance of the president's speech at the graduation ceremony.
, more accountably, most accountably
Descriptive of how someone is liable or responsible for his or her actions: When the teacher asked who had caused the big mess in the classroom, Jack reacted accountably when he said that he was answerable for the chaos.
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 facility to make a calculation or reckoning by purely mechanical means: Little Tommy tried out the computability of his abacus to finish his math assignment.
2. The capability of a computer or calculator to make estimations or do accounting: In order to figure out and organize her payments, Joan was convinced of the computability of her laptop to get perfect and satisfactory results.
, 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.