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Meaning of FORUM

Pronunciation:  'fowrum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece
  2. [n]  a public facility to meet for open discussion
  3. [n]  a public meeting or assembly for open discussion
 

FORUM is a 5 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: agora, assembly, meeting place, public square
 
 See Also: facility, installation, marketplace, mart, meeting

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fo"rum\, n.; pl. E. {Forums}, L. {Fora}. [L.; akin to
foris, foras, out of doors. See {Foreign}.]
1. A market place or public place in Rome, where causes were
   judicially tried, and orations delivered to the people.

2. A tribunal; a court; an assembly empowered to hear and
   decide causes.

         He [Lord Camden] was . . . more eminent in the
         senate than in the forum.             --Brougham.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(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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