forum

  

Definition

Public medium (such as a newspaper column) or place used for debates in which anyone can participate. In Roman times it meant a public place at the center of a market or town where open discussions on judicial, political, and other issues were held.

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  • Twitter is a public forum, on which people of all backgrounds with all sorts of interests may post their opinions, comments, et cetera and then receive nearly immediate feedback from those who see their tweet in their timeline.

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  • By choosing the open forum style of debate, the politicians were able to meet publicly to express their opinions and opposing viewpoints.

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  • Richard wanted to write an angry letter to the editor, but thought the newspaper page might be the wrong forum for the profane language he wanted to use.

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