Definition of “forum” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “forum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“forum” in American English

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forumnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɔr·əm, ˈfoʊr-/

an occasion or a place for talking about a matter of public interest:

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“forum” in Business English

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forumnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɔːrəm/ us MEETINGS

a meeting in which people can discuss subjects that are important to them with others:

create/provide a forum for sth The meeting provided a valuable forum for discussing the issue from many diverse perspectives.
an international/regional/public forum They plan to discuss the survey results 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 regular blogger on an online forum.

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