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fo·ren·sic  audio  (f-rnsk, -zk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Relating to, used in, or appropriate for courts of law or for public discussion or argumentation.
  2. Of, relating to, or used in debate or argument; rhetorical.
  3. Relating to the use of science or technology in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law: a forensic laboratory.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin fornsis, public, of a forum, from forum, forum; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
fo·rensi·cal·ly(Adverb)


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