academic question


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academic question

An issue that does not require an answer or adjudication because it is irrelevant to the central issue being considered.

academic question

Moot question Vox populi An issue that does not require an answer or adjudication because it is irrelevant to the central issue being considered
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Board member and PEC member Gwynne Young said the minimum number for a certified area is more than an academic question.
Whether the Palestinians have slipped into the furnace of civil war or not is an academic question.
In both her introduction and conclusion, Murphy refers to recent statements by journalist, Max Boot, and politician/pundit, Pat Buchanan, demonstrating that this idea of how one "positions" the United States in a conceptualization of the world is not merely an antiquarian academic question.
However, it's an academic question because there is absolutely no reason why anybody who takes a middle line, looks at the arguments and analyses the position will ever come to the conclusion that logic is not on Betfair's side.
It's probably an academic question now that Mr Blair is relying on Alan Milburn as his election strategist - which could be taken as implying that he is now the heir apparent.
On the way over, I tried to figure out what kind of academic question this world-renowned sage was going to ask of me.
THE MOSTLY ACADEMIC question of when Superior Bank would actually become a bank was answered with the May 16 announcement that the Fort Smith thrift would be acquired by Arvest Bank of Fayetteville.
The differentiation in appropriate treatment for Jews and non-Jews to be found in Talmudic commentaries is, Shahak shows, not simply an academic question.
Service-learning differs from community service (even if the latter contains a schedule of reading, reflection and discussion) most clearly in that students are primarily seeking understanding of a given academic question (Psychology, Sociology, Theology).
If the right succession plan is in place, appointing a member of the board as chief executive would remain an academic question.
If you have people actually manufacturing bombs, actually involved in bank raids, actually involved in igniting bombs in Manchester, then whether or not Sinn Fein supports the armed struggle of that kind is not an academic question.
With so many uncertainties locked into the equation, we want to minimize any academic question marks at the outset of the recruiting process.
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