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fo·rum

 (fôr′əm)
n. pl. fo·rums also fo·ra (fôr′ə)
1.
a. The public square or marketplace of an ancient Roman city that was the assembly place for judicial activity and public business.
b. A public meeting place for open discussion.
c. A medium for open discussion or voicing of ideas, such as a newspaper, a radio or television program, or a website.
2. A public meeting or presentation involving a discussion usually among experts and often including audience participation.
3.
a. An area of legal authority; a jurisdiction.
b. A court of law or tribunal.

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

forum

(ˈfɔːrəm)
n, pl -rums or -ra (-rə)
1. a meeting or assembly for the open discussion of subjects of public interest
2. a medium for open discussion, such as a magazine
3. a public meeting place for open discussion
4. a court; tribunal
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in South Africa) a pressure group of leaders or representatives, esp Black leaders or representatives
6. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Italy) an open space, usually rectangular in shape, serving as a city's marketplace and centre of public business
[C15: from Latin: public place; related to Latin foris outside]

Forum

(rəʊˈmɑːnəm) or

Forum Romanum

n
(Historical Terms) the Forum the main forum of ancient Rome, situated between the Capitoline and the Palatine Hills

fo•rum

(ˈfɔr əm, ˈfoʊr əm)

n., pl. fo•rums, fo•ra (ˈfɔr ə, ˈfoʊr ə)
1. the marketplace or public square of an ancient Roman city, the center of judicial and business affairs and place of assembly.
2. a court; tribunal.
3.
a. a meeting place for discussion of matters of public interest or a means through which such discussion can be conducted, as a newspaper.
b. a public meeting or assembly for such discussion.
c. a discussion of a public issue or other serious topic by a select group, as of experts or specialists, esp. a radio or television broadcast for this purpose.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin: marketplace, public place]

Forum

 of Greeks—Sqfire in N. Y. Times, 1983.

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1. In Roman architecture an open space surrounded by public buildings and colonnades. In ancient Rome the forum was the centre of civic and commercial life.
2. A Roman central open area surrounded by temples and other public buildings and suitable for public meetings. It was derived from the Greek “agora.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forum - a public meeting or assembly for open discussionforum - a public meeting or assembly for open discussion
group meeting, meeting - a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson"
2.forum - a public facility to meet for open discussionforum - a public facility to meet for open discussion
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"

forum

noun
1. meeting, conference, assembly, meeting place, court, body, council, parliament, congress, gathering, diet, senate, rally, convention, tribunal (archaic or literary), seminar, get-together (informal), congregation, caucus (chiefly U.S. & Canad.), synod, convergence, symposium, hui (N.Z.), moot, assemblage, conclave, convocation, consistory (in various Churches), ecclesia (in Church use), colloquium, folkmoot (in medieval England) a forum where problems could be discussed
2. public square, court, square, chamber, platform, arena, pulpit, meeting place, amphitheatre, stage, rostrum, agora (in ancient Greece) Generals appeared before the excited crowds in the Forum.
Translations
ساحَه عامّه في روما القَديمَهسوق في المدن الرومانيّه القديمَه
fórum
forum
fórum
staîur ætlaîur til almennra umræînatorg
伝言板
forumas
diskusiju vietaforums
fórum
forum

forum

[ˈfɔːrəm] N (forums or fora (pl)) [ˈfɔːrə]foro m (fig) → tribunal m, foro m

forum

[ˈfɔːrəm] nforum m, tribune f
a forum for discussion → un forum de discussion

forum

nForum nt

forum

[ˈfɔːrəm] n (History) → foro (fig) → tribuna

forum

(ˈfoːrəm) noun
1. any public place in which discussions take place, speeches are made etc. In modern times the television studio is as much a forum for public opinion as the market-places of ancient Rome used to be.
2. a market-place in ancient Roman cities and towns.
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Above: facade of the Tabularium of Rome (by Holter, "Tabularium," digitales forum romanum, http://www.
The topics include holy goals and worldly means: urban representation elements in church complexes, the persistence of pagan sacredness in the Forum Romanum in late antiquity, the tituli of Equitius and Sylvester in late antique and early medieval subura in Rome, and Christian controversy and the transformation of fourth-century Constantinople.
Newsome distinguishes between the Forum Romanum, which was a short cut characterised by movement through, and the various imperial fora, which were more about movement to.

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