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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Kylers, TOWIES and Love Islanders will never watch historical docudramas or an academic question final between Oxford and Cambridge.
It's not an academic question. If they can force you to shut up, they will.
Shepherd said it was an "interesting academic question" but held that Calzone had waived that argument on appeal by focusing only on his unpaid status.
The academic question of a nation-state without a state could become less academic sooner than we think.
That is not just an academic question, as there actually is a law on the books, albeit unenforced, making it a misdemeanor to even publish an advertisement "of any medicine or means for ...
This is not an academic question. If a woman takes a teratogenic medication in early pregnancy, before she is even aware she is pregnant, she must decide whether the potential harm is enough to warrant termination of the pregnancy.
This is not simply an academic question, but it is a question that academics should be discussing.
MacKenzie asked the academic question of what makes a normally rational, intelligent, and educated man turn to superstition and magic to cope with his staggering chances of death in combat.
For Wexler, an award-winning journalist and Huffington Post blogger, this is not an academic question. She had reached a juncture in which she had to "find a way to stay Catholic that made sense to me and respected my intellect and feminism, or I would have to leave the church."
It is my hope that by doing so people will realize that I was simply posing an academic question which required an academic answer and I in no way intended to disrespect the good mayor, Villena said.
What used to be perhaps an academic question, is today a very practical and pertinent one: The sanctions relief Obama is promising Iran in the nuclear talks are not his to lift.
The possibility of a general election result in which the Tories win the largest number of English seats and Labour the largest number of seats overall makes this more than a mere academic question. As it is, the lack of agreement among the parties means that 'English votes for English laws' will almost certainly require the election of a majority Conservative government if it is ever to reach the statute book.
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