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Meaning of FORUM

Pronunciation:  'fowrum

 
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(Plural "fora" or "forums") Any discussion group accessible through a dial-in bbs (e.g. genie, ci$), a mailing list, or a usenet newsgroup (see network, the). A forum functions much like a bulletin board; users submit postings for all to read and discussion ensues.

Contrast real-time chat or point-to-point personal e-mail.

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