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Meaning of “forum” in the English Dictionary

"forum" in British English

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forumnoun [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 ​matterespecially of ​publicinterest: a forum for ​debate/​discussion
  • forum noun [C] (INTERNET)

a ​place on the internet where ​people can ​leavemessages or ​discussparticularsubjects with other ​people at the same ​time: Discussion forums are a way of ​contactingpeople with ​similarinterests from all over the ​world.
(Definition of forum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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forumnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɔr·əm, ˈfoʊr-/
an ​occasion or a ​place for ​talking about a ​matter of ​publicinterest: The ​universitysponsored a forum on ​affirmativeaction.
(Definition of forum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"forum" in Business English

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forumnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːrəm/ MEETINGS
a ​meeting in which ​people can discuss subjects that are important to them with others: create/provide a forum for sth The ​meetingprovided a ​valuable forum for discussing the ​issue from many diverse perspectives.an international/regional/public forum They ​plan to discuss the ​surveyresults in a ​public forum.an economic/policy forum At its summer ​policy forum, Labour appears to have ​offered a ​compromise.
a ​group of ​people who use the ​internet to discuss subjects that are important or interesting to them: an internet/intranet/online forum She's a ​regularblogger on an ​online forum.
(Definition of forum from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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