What is the difference between forensic and forensics?

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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.

forensic

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Alternative forms

* forensick (obsolete)

Adjective

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  • Relating to the use of science and technology in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , 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 evidence presented.}}
  • * 1996 , 8 June, Bill Clinton, ,
  • Fire investigators and forensic chemists are combing through fire sites [the , interviewing witnesses, and following leads.
  • (dated) Relating to, or appropriate for courts of law.
  • * 1885 , , The Life of Abraham Lincoln , ,
  • It [the judiciary] had been the forum before which the highest forensic discussions had been held,
  • (archaic) Relating to, or used in debate or argument.
  • * 1851 , (Edward Shepherd Creasy), (The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World) , ,
  • Varus trusted implicitly to the interest which they affected to take in the forensic eloquence of their conquerors.

    Synonyms

    * (Related or appropriate for a court of law) legal * (Related or used in debate and argumentation) rhetorical

    Derived terms

    * forensic accounting * forensic engineering * forensic linguistics * forensic medicine * forensic science * forensically * forensics

    Anagrams

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    forensics

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    Noun

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  • the study of formal debate; rhetoric
  • forensic science