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.
count (s) (noun), counts (pl)
1. To consider someone or something, or to be considered, in a particular way or as a particular thing.
2. To be of importance or value.
3. To have a specific value.
4. To keep musical time by counting beats.
count (verb), counts; counted; counting
1. To say numbers in order, usually starting at one.
2. To add things up to see how many there are or to find the value of an amount of money.
3. To include someone or something in a calculation: "If you count Sam and me, there will be ten people."
counter (adverb)
counter (adjective)
counter (s) (noun), counters (pl)

When the President of the United States has opinions which are sometimes counter to those of Congress, he is known to encounter opposition.

counter (verb), counters; countered; countering
deputation (s) (noun), deputations (pl)
1. A group of representatives or delegates: Many countries sent deputations to the peace conference.
2. An appointment of subordinates who make decisions: The deputation, which was arranged by the CEO of Frank’s company, allowed experienced employees to determine how to achieve the desired profits with the next big project.
3. An appointment of a person, or people, to represent or to act for another or others: The local hospital has officially permitted the nurses to be deputations who perform some of the medical treatments that doctors normally are responsible for.
A delegation acting in behalf of others.
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depute (verb), deputes; deputed; deputing
1. To appoint, or authorize, someone as an agent or a representative.
2. To assign (authority or duties) to another person; a delegate.
deputize (verb), deputizes; deputized; deputizing
To give someone the authority to take the place of another person and so to function as a substitute: At some hospitals, they have a system that deputizes the nurses to perform some of the same duties as the physicians.
deputy (s) (noun), deputies (pl)
1. An assistant with power to act when his/her superior is absent.
2. Someone authorized to exercise the powers of a sheriff in emergencies.
3. Anyone who is appointed to represent or to act on behalf of others.
4. A representative in a legislative body in certain countries.
digital computer (s) (noun), digital computer (pl)
1. A computer that performs calculations and logical operations with quantities represented as digits, usually in the binary number system.
2. A device capable of accepting data in the form of facts and figures, manipulating them in a prescribed way, and supplying the results of these processes as meaningful information.

This device usually consists of input and output devices, storage, arithmetic and logic units, and a control unit. Usually an automatic, stored-program machine is implied.

discount (s) (noun), discounts (pl)
discount (verb), discounts; discounted; discounting
1. To deduct or subtract from a cost or the price of something.
2. To purchase or to sell (a bill, note, or other commercial paper) at a reduction equal to the amount of interest that will accumulate before it matures.
3. To lend money on (a commercial paper not immediately payable) after deducting the interest.
4. To sell or offer something for sale at a reduced price.
5. To reduce in quantity or value.
6. To underestimate the significance or effectiveness of something or someone; to minimize: "Her husband took care not to discount his wife's accomplishments."
7. To regard with doubt or disbelief.
discountable (adjective), more discountable, most discountable
1. Suitable to be reduced in price: The items in the store are all discountable for the customers during the last week of the winter season.
2. Worthy of being decreased, as an interest rate: Certain forms are necessary to render notes discountable at a bank.
discounter (s) (noun), discounters (pl)
1. Someone who buys, sells, or lends money on financial instruments at a reduced price.
2. Anyone who discounts something as unimportant, irrelevant, or untrue.
3. A person who discounts something to lessen or to absorb its impact.

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