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English

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] forum.

Noun

Singular
forum

Plural
{{{1}}}

forum ({{{1}}})
  1. A place for discussion.
  2. A gathering for the purpose of discussion.
  3. A form of discussion involving a panel of presenters and often participation by members of the audience.
  4. An Internet message board where users can post messages regarding one or more topics of discussion.
    Trish was an admin member on three forums, and had no trouble at all when it came to moderating them.

Usage notes

The English plural forums is preferred to the Latin plural fora in normal English usage.

  • Ref: Modern English Usage, 2nd Edition, ed. Sir Ernest Gowers, Oxford 1968 (article '-um', p.658).

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French

Etymology

  1. From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] forum.
  2. (Internet) From English forum.

Pronunciation

Noun

forum m. (plural forums)

  1. forum
  2. forum (for Internet)

Italian

Noun

forum m. [[Category:Template:lang:it nouns|forum]] (plural: forum)

  1. forum (all meanings)

Latin

Noun

forum (genitive forī); n, second declension

  1. market-/public place, forum

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative forum fora
genitive forī forōrum
dative forō forīs
accusative forum fora
ablative forō forīs
vocative forum fora

Norwegian

Noun

forum (plural: fora or forum)

  1. A place for discussion, either on the Internet or in real life.

Polish

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:pl:Template:lang:la derivations]] forum

Noun

forum n. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|forum]]

  1. forum

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative forum fora
Genitive forum forów
Dative forum forom
Accusative forum fora
Instrumental forum forami
Locative forum forach
Vocative forum fora

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