Definitions

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

  • noun The public square or marketplace of an ancient Roman city that was the assembly place for judicial activity and public business.
  • noun A public meeting place for open discussion.
  • noun A medium for open discussion or voicing of ideas, such as a newspaper, a radio or television program, or a website.
  • noun A public meeting or presentation involving a discussion usually among experts and often including audience participation.
  • noun An area of legal authority; a jurisdiction.
  • noun A court of law or tribunal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Roman antiquity the market-place of a city.
  • noun Hence A tribunal; a court; any assembly empowered to hear and decide causes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A market place or public place in Rome, where causes were judicially tried, and orations delivered to the people.
  • noun A tribunal; a court; an assembly empowered to hear and decide causes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A place for discussion.
  • noun A gathering for the purpose of discussion.
  • noun A form of discussion involving a panel of presenters and often participation by members of the audience.
  • noun Internet An Internet message board where users can post messages regarding one or more topics of discussion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a public facility to meet for open discussion
  • noun a public meeting or assembly for open discussion

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin forum ("public market place”, “forum").

Examples

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  • In addition to tourists coming to Mexico, this forum is also for those living in Mexico at present and those who are contemplating moving here.

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  • In addition to tourists coming to Mexico, this forum is also for those living in Mexico at present and those who are contemplating moving here.

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  • In addition to tourists coming to Mexico, this forum is also for those living in Mexico at present and those who are contemplating moving here.

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  • In addition to tourists coming to Mexico, this forum is also for those living in Mexico at present and those who are contemplating moving here.

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  • In addition to tourists coming to Mexico, this forum is also for those living in Mexico at present and those who are contemplating moving here.

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  • In addition to tourists coming to Mexico, this forum is also for those living in Mexico at present and those who are contemplating moving here.

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  • In addition to tourists coming to Mexico, this forum is also for those living in Mexico at present and those who are contemplating moving here.

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  • In addition to tourists coming to Mexico, this forum is also for those living in Mexico at present and those who are contemplating moving here.

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  • In addition to tourists coming to Mexico, this forum is also for those living in Mexico at present and those who are contemplating moving here.

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