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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The art or study of formal debate; argumentation.
  • noun The use of science and technology to investigate and establish facts in criminal or civil courts of law.

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  • noun the study of formal debate; rhetoric
  • noun forensic science

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  • noun scientific tests or techniques used in the investigation of crimes

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    1. The art or study of formal debate; argumentation. 2. The use of science and technology to investigate and establish facts in criminal or civil courts of law.

    March 23, 2009