Definition of forum
1a : the marketplace or public place of an ancient Roman city forming the center of judicial and public businessb : a public meeting place for open discussion The club provides a forum for people interested in local history.c : a medium (such as a newspaper or online service) of open discussion or expression of ideas
2 : a judicial body or assembly : court
3a : a public meeting or lecture involving audience discussion The town has scheduled a public forum to discuss the proposal.b : a program (as on radio or television) involving discussion of a problem usually by several authorities
Examples of forum in a Sentence
Forums were held to determine how to handle the situation.
The town has scheduled a public forum to discuss the proposal.
The club provides a forum for people who share an interest in local history.
Recent Examples of forum from the Web
Western European members of the economic forum will attempt to isolate Trump regarding the decision while, according to The New York Times, leaders of Turkey, Indonesia and Russia are sending mixed signals about their commitment to the Paris deal.
As many as 200 people have come to forums for council and mayoral candidates.
Those were among a list of issues that came up during an Evanston Police Department forum, held at the Lorraine Morton Civic Center.
Obama fielded questions from residents at a forum near the site, delving into nitty gritty details of traffic patterns, green space and job creation, while avoiding any mention of his successor in the White House.
The judges who oversee the student courts say the forum acknowledges that young drivers make mistakes and gives them a chance to correct their behavior.
The Partnering Center, a nonprofit created in 2002 by Cincinnati's Collaborative Agreement, will hold a community forum July 6 on the heels of the Ray Tensing trial and verdict.
Five other GOP candidates also did not attend the forum.
So proclaimed its chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, in a public forum two weeks ago.
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FORUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of forum for English Language Learners
: a meeting at which a subject can be discussed
: a place or opportunity for discussing a subject
: a large public place in an ancient Roman city that was used as the center of business
FORUM Defined for Kids
Definition of forum for Students
1 : the marketplace or public place of an ancient Roman city serving as the center for public business
2 : a place or opportunity for discussion
Legal Definition of forum
1 : public forum
2a : a judicial body or assembly : court allowed the defendant in a state court action to choose the federal forum by removing the case — M. H. Redish b : the territorial jurisdiction of a court due process requires defendant to have minimum level of contacts with forum before personal jurisdiction may be exercised — National Law Journal
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