forum etymology

English word forum comes from Latin forum (Public place, marketplace, forum.)

Detailed word origin of forum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
forum Latin (lat) Public place, marketplace, forum.
forum English (eng) (Internet) An Internet message board where users can post messages regarding one or more topics of discussion.. (historical) A square or marketplace in a Roman town, used for public business and commerce.. A form of discussion involving a panel of presenters and often participation by members of the audience.. A gathering for the purpose of discussion.. A place for discussion.

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Descendants of forum
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