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forum

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɔː.rəm/ us    /ˈfɔːr.əm/ ( plural forums or or fora )

forum noun [C] (MEETING)

a situation or meeting in which people can talk about a problem or matter especially of public interest: a forum for debate/discussion

forum noun [C] (INTERNET)

a place on the internet where people can leave messages or discuss particular subjects with other people at the same time: Discussion forums are a way of contacting people with similar interests from all over the world.

forum noun [C] (ANCIENT ROME)

in ancient Rome, the area in the middle of the town used for public business
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