Definitions for Forumˈfɔr əm, ˈfoʊr əm; ˈfɔr ə, ˈfoʊr ə

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. forum(noun)

    a public meeting or assembly for open discussion

  2. forum, assembly, meeting place(noun)

    a public facility to meet for open discussion

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. forum(Noun)

    A place for discussion.

  2. forum(Noun)

    A gathering for the purpose of discussion.

  3. forum(Noun)

    A form of discussion involving a panel of presenters and often participation by members of the audience.

  4. forum(Noun)

    An Internet message board where users can post messages regarding one or more topics of discussion.

    Trish was an admin member on three forums, and had no trouble at all when it came to moderating them.

  5. Origin: From forum.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Forum(noun)

    a market place or public place in Rome, where causes were judicially tried, and orations delivered to the people

  2. Forum(noun)

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

  3. Origin: [L.; akin to foris, foras, out of doors. See Foreign.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Forum

    A forum was a public square in a Roman municipium, or any civitas, reserved primarily for the vending of goods; i.e., a marketplace, along with the buildings used for shops and the stoas used for open stalls. Many forums were constructed at remote locations along a road by the magistrate responsible for the road, in which case the forum was the only settlement at the site and had its own name, such as Forum Popili or Forum Livi.

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  1. forum

    A safety-valve for letting out superfluous air. _E. g._, "Let the Forum always be open to the people, and let the treasury always be open to us."--From Titus Livy's _Psychology of the First Contractor_.

The New Hacker's DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. forum

    [Usenet, GEnie, CI$; pl. fora or forums] Any discussion group accessible through a dial-in BBS, a mailing list, or a newsgroup (see the network). A forum functions much like a bulletin board; users submit postings for all to read and discussion ensues. Contrast real-time chat via talk mode or point-to-point personal email.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Forum' in Nouns Frequency: #1901

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