Pronunciation: (fôr'um, fōr'um), [key]
—pl. fo•rums, fo•raPronunciation: (fôr'u, fōr'u). [key]
1. the marketplace or public square of an ancient Roman city, the center of judicial and business affairs and a place of assembly for the people.
2. a court or tribunal: the forum of public opinion.
3. an assembly, meeting place, television program, etc., for the discussion of questions of public interest.
4. the Forum,the forum in the ancient city of Rome.
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