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Forum

Fo´rum
n.1.A market place or public place in Rome, where causes were judicially tried, and orations delivered to the people.
2.A tribunal; a court; an assembly empowered to hear and decide causes.
He [Lord Camden] was . . . more eminent in the senate than in the forum.
- Brougham.
Noun1.forum - a public meeting or assembly for open discussion
2.forum - a public facility to meet for open discussion
3.forum - a place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece
Synonyms: public square, agora
(messaging)forum - (Plural "fora" or "forums") Any discussion group accessible through a dial-in BBS (e.g. GEnie, CI$), a mailing list, or a Usenet newsgroup (see network, the). A forum functions much like a bulletin board; users submit postings for all to read and discussion ensues.

Contrast real-time chat or point-to-point personal e-mail.
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