Forum definition

fôrəm
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A law court; tribunal.
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A medium for open discussion or voicing of ideas, such as a newspaper, a radio or television program, or a website.
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The public square or marketplace of an ancient Roman city or town, where legal and political business was conducted.
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An opportunity for open discussion.
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A place for discussion.
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A gathering for the purpose of discussion.
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(Internet) An Internet message board where users can post messages regarding one or more topics of discussion.

Trish was an admin member on three forums, and had no trouble at all when it came to moderating them.

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A public meeting or presentation involving a discussion usually among experts and often including audience participation.
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The public square or marketplace of an ancient Roman city that was the assembly place for judicial activity and public business.
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A public meeting place for open discussion.
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An assembly, place, radio program, Internet site, etc. for the discussion of public matters or current questions.
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A public place, typically devoted to communication or expression; in litigation, a particular court or jurisdiction.
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A form of discussion involving a panel of presenters and often participation by members of the audience.
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(in a Roman town) A square or marketplace used for public business and commerce.
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The definition of a forum is a place or a method for discussion.

An example of a forum is an online message board.

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An area of legal authority; a jurisdiction.
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A court of law or tribunal.
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the Forum
  • the forum of ancient Rome
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
forum
Plural:
fora, forums

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Forum

Origin of forum

  • Middle English from Latin dhwer- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin forum (“public market place”, “forum”).

    From Wiktionary