What is the difference between forensic and forensics?
| Related terms
Forensic is a related term of forensics.
Forensics is a derived term of forensic.
As a adjective forensic
is relating to the use of science and technology in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law.
As a noun forensics is
the study of formal debate; rhetoric.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* forensick (obsolete)
Relating to the use of science and technology in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law.
, date = 21 August 2012
, first = Ed
, last = Pilkington
, title = Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?
, newspaper = The Guardian
, url = http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/21/death-penalty-trial-reggie-clemons?newsfeed=true
, page =
, passage = In this account of events, the cards were stacked against Clemons from the beginning. His appeal lawyers have argued that he was physically beaten into making a confession, the jury was wrongfully selected and misdirected, and his conviction largely achieved on individual testimony with no supporting forensic
* 1996 , 8 June, Bill Clinton, ,
(dated) Relating to, or appropriate for courts of law.
* 1885 , , The Life of Abraham Lincoln , ,
- Fire investigators and forensic chemists are combing through fire sites [the , interviewing witnesses, and following leads.
(archaic) Relating to, or used in debate or argument.
* 1851 , (Edward Shepherd Creasy), (The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World) , ,
- It [the judiciary] had been the forum before which the highest forensic discussions had been held,
- Varus trusted implicitly to the interest which they affected to take in the forensic eloquence of their conquerors.
* (Related or appropriate for a court of law) legal
* (Related or used in debate and argumentation) rhetorical
* forensic accounting
* forensic engineering
* forensic linguistics
* forensic medicine
* forensic science
the study of formal debate; rhetoric