• WordNet 3.6
    • adj forensic used or applied in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law "forensic photograph","forensic ballistics"
    • adj forensic of, relating to, or used in public debate or argument
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Forensic scientists can determine a person's sex, age, and race by examining a single strand of hair.
    • n Forensic (Amer. Colleges) An exercise in debate; a forensic contest; an argumentative thesis.
    • a Forensic Belonging to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate; used in legal proceedings, or in public discussions; argumentative; rhetorical; as, forensic eloquence or disputes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • forensic Belonging to courts of law or to public discussion and debate; pertaining to or used in courts or legal proceedings, or in public discussions; appropriate to argument: as, a forensic term; forensic eloquence or disputes.
    • forensic Adapted or fitted for legal argumentation: as, his mind was forensic rather than judicial.
    • n forensic In certain colleges, as Harvard, a written argument; also, in others, a spoken argument.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Forensic fo-ren′sik belonging to courts of law, held by the Romans in the forum: used in law pleading: appropriate to, or adapted to, argument
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. forensis, fr. forum, a public place, market place. See Forum
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. forensisforum, market-place, akin to fores.


In literature:

Immediately after a priest, whom they call Forensic, is sent away.
"Ideal Commonwealths" by Various
My forensic, eating and arguing self has bullied my other into hypocrisy over and over again.
"Lore of Proserpine" by Maurice Hewlett
But George Edmonds had a higher claim to grateful recollection than could be based upon mere forensic skill or professional duty.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
The chief aim of this paper is to illustrate by means of two interesting case histories the forensic importance of this form of mental disorder.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
He was easily the first forensic orator America has produced.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Maitre Berryer, a master of forensic oratory, began his address by contending that duelling was not prohibited by the law of France.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
His forensic efforts at once commanded attention and enforced respect.
"Oration on the Life and Character of Henry Winter Davis" by John A. J. Creswell
But the fact might explain the eminence of his countrymen in forensic domains!
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Among the men were lawyers needing but slight help to allow them to reach wondrous heights of forensic prosperity.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
He was already the most renowned of all the judges on the Bench, and the admiration and envy of the whole judicial and forensic body.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 29, May 1893" by Various

In poetry:

One charge is a remnant of College-day dreams
(Its wadding is made of forensics and themes);
Ah, visions of fame! what a flash in the pan
As the trigger was pulled by each clever young man!
"Once More" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Forensic experts took samples from.
The data storage devices were sent off for forensic examination and found to contain multiple images of child pornography.
Aruba to announce forensic exam results of jawbone found on beach.
University of Central Oklahoma's W Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute has grown to more than 500 students.
Wreckage being sent to Kansas for forensic exams.
Forensic experts are analyzing several bones found on private property in rural Bosque County to determine whether the remains are of a human or an animal, officials said Thursday.
BEIJING — A prominent Chinese government forensic scientist is questioning the cause of death of a murdered British businessman, casting doubt on the official version of a scandal that reached into the upper levels of the Communist Party.
Pennsylvania State Police call in forensic anthropologist to study remains.
Forensic experts will see whether tissue samples match July tests that found radioactive traces on his belongings.
According to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Rosemarie Hutcheson, 52, committed suicide.
Judges in two Michigan counties have ordered a man charged in a shooting spree that targeted motorists to undergo forensic competency and criminal responsibility examinations.
Mary students participate in forensics competition .
And one of the reasons they were wrongly convicted in the first place was bad forensic evidence .
FBI Forensic Examiner presents at the "Success Looks Like Me" Project.
A Michigan State Police forensic scientist took the stand today.

In science:

An IDS is an element of the security policy. Among various IDS tasks, intruder identification is one of the fundamental ones. It can be useful in the forensic research of incidents and installing appropriate patches to enable the detection of future attack attempts targeted on specific persons or resources.
IDPS: An Integrated Intrusion Handling Model for Cloud
Here, it is possible to use the ∼ 100 km s−1 velocity resolution to make three dimensional abundance maps of the expanding debris and forensic analyses of the initial explosions.
X-ray astronomy in the new Millenium. A Summary
In this case, items are documents and the tests are applications of one-way hash • Data forensics. functions with known expected values applied to selected collections of documents.
Improved Combinatorial Group Testing Algorithms for Real-World Problem Sizes
Such described Dirichlet distribution is an equilibrium measure in various fields ranging from spin glasses to computer science, from linguistics to genetics, from forensic science to economics, etc. [103-105].
Landau's Last Paper and its Impact on Developments in Mathematics, Physics and Other Disciplines in New Millennium
Tamassia, “Indexing information for data forensics,” in 3rd Applied Cryptography and Network Security Conference (ACNS), ser.
Improved Adaptive Group Testing Algorithms with Applications to Multiple Access Channels and Dead Sensor Diagnosis