n. pl. fo·rums also fo·ra (fôrə)
a. The public square or marketplace of an ancient Roman city that was the assembly place for judicial activity and public business.
b. A public meeting place for open discussion.
c. A medium for open discussion or voicing of ideas, such as a newspaper, a radio or television program, or a website.
2. A public meeting or presentation involving a discussion usually among experts and often including audience participation.
a. An area of legal authority; a jurisdiction.
b. A court of law or tribunal.
[Middle English, from Latin; see dhwer- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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