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fo·ren·sic / fəˈrenzik; -sik/ • adj. of, relating to, or denoting the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crime: forensic evidence. ∎  of or relating to courts of law. • n. (forensics) scientific tests or techniques used in connection with the detection of crime. ∎  (also forensic) [treated as sing. or pl.] inf. a laboratory or department responsible for such tests. DERIVATIVES: fo·ren·si·cal·ly / -(ə)lē/ adv.

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forensic pert. to courts of law. XVII. f. L. forēnsis, f. forum; see FORUM, -IC.

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Belonging to courts of justice.

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