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forensic

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adjective fo·ren·sic \fə-ˈren(t)-sik, -ˈren-zik\

Simple Definition of forensic

  • : relating to the use of scientific knowledge or methods in solving crimes

  • : relating to, used in, or suitable to a court of law

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of forensic

  1. 1 :  belonging to, used in, or suitable to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate

  2. 2 :  argumentative, rhetorical

  3. 3 :  relating to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems <forensic medicine> <forensic science> <forensic pathologist> <forensic experts>

forensically

play \-si-k(ə-)lē, -zi-\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of forensic

Latin forensis public, forensic, from forum forum


First Known Use: 1659


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forensic

noun fo·ren·sic

Definition of forensic

  1. 1 :  an argumentative exercise

  2. 2 plural but sing or plural in constr :  the art or study of argumentative discourse

  3. 3 plural but sing or plural in constr :  the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems; especially :  scientific analysis of physical evidence (as from a crime scene)



1814

First Known Use of forensic

1814

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Medical Dictionary

forensic

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adjective fo·ren·sic \fə-ˈren(t)-sik, -ˈren-zik\

Medical Definition of forensic

  1. :  relating to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems especially in regard to criminal evidence <a forensic pathologist> <forensic experts> <… a forensic technique of DNA analysis allows for the determination of whether a subject with a specific genetic profile has contributed to aggregate genomic data.—Kathy L. Hudson, The New England Journal of Medicine, 15 Sept. 2011>




Law Dictionary

forensic

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adjective fo·ren·sic \fə-ˈren-sik, -zik\

Legal Definition of forensic

  1. 1 :  belonging to, used in, or suitable to the courts or to public discussion and debate

  2. 2 :  relating to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge (as of medicine or linguistics) to legal problems <forensic pathology> <forensic experts>

forensically

adverb


Origin and Etymology of forensic

Latin forensis public, forensic, from forum forum


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