noun \ˈfȯr-əm\

plural forums also fo·ra

Definition of FORUM

1   a :  the marketplace or public place of an ancient Roman city forming the center of judicial and public
     b :  a public meeting place for open discussion
     c :  a medium (as a newspaper or online service) of open discussion or expression of ideas
2:  a judicial body or assembly : court
3   a  a public meeting or lecture involving audience discussion
      b :  a program (as on radio or television) involving discussion of a problem usually by several authorities

Examples of FORUM

  1. Forums were held to determine how to handle the situation.
  2. The town has scheduled a public forum to discuss the proposal.
  3. The club provides a forum for people who share an interest in local history.

Origin of FORUM

Latin; akin to Latin foris outside, fores door — more at
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to FORUM

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