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A plural of forum.
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(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.
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]
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