Forum

/fȯr-əm/

n. [USENET, GEnie CI$; pl. fora or 'forums']

Any discussion group accessible through a dial-in BBS, a mailing list, or a newsgroup (see network, the). A forum functions much like a bulletin board; users submit postings for all to read and discussion ensues. Contrast real-time chat via talk mode or point-to-point personal email.