from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, used in, or appropriate for courts of law or for public discussion or argumentation.
- adj. Of, relating to, or used in debate or argument; rhetorical.
- adj. Relating to the use of science or technology in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law: a forensic laboratory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to the use of science and technology in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law.
- adj. Relating to, or appropriate for courts of law.
- adj. Relating to, or used in debate or argument.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate; used in legal proceedings, or in public discussions; argumentative; rhetorical.
- n. An exercise in debate; a forensic contest; an argumentative thesis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to courts of law or to public discussion and debate; pertaining to or used in courts or legal proceedings, or in public discussions; appropriate to argument: as, a forensic term; forensic eloquence or disputes.
- Adapted or fitted for legal argumentation: as, his mind was forensic rather than judicial.
- n. In certain colleges, as Harvard, a written argument; also, in others, a spoken argument.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. used or applied in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law
- adj. of, relating to, or used in public debate or argument
2. The word forensic comes from the Latin forensis, which means “before the forum.”
AMANPOUR: Well, they're still doing what they call the forensic investigation.
Mary O'Hara about his latest book, which he calls a forensic investigation of persistent inequality in Britain and a shocking indictment of both New Labour and Tory policies.
SASCOC has been in temporary charge of ASA since November, carrying out what it calls a forensic audit into the body's finances and an investigation into the Semenya affair.
[Those orientation programs] need to be exposed for what they are, and challenged in forensic detail.
I am a medical writer and an expert in forensic nutrition.
We need to get a holding charge and secure a three-day lie down to wrap it all up, forensic from the recent car-key burglary would be excellent:
CONAN: Now that you're motivated to get your degree in forensic anthropology, is it easier?
Ms. Corson might spend months combing through her clients' files for details of their lives and their wineries, in a process she dubs "forensic."
Author Kathryn Fox, who is a medical practitioner with a special interest in forensic medicine, knows how to keep a reader hooked from start to finish.