forensic

The adjective forensic describes scientific methods used to investigate crimes. If you're looking for forensic evidence, you're using your scientific know-how to find proof that will help solve crimes.

The adjective forensic comes from the Latin word forensis, meaning “in open court” or “public.” When you describe something as forensic you usually mean that is has to do with finding evidence to solve a crime. It could also mean that it has to do with the courts or legal system. You could have a forensic advantage — meaning an advantage in court — if the forensic team — meaning the investigators — found no forensic evidence of you being involved.

Primary Meanings of forensic

1.
adj
used or applied in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law
2.
adj
of, relating to, or used in public debate or argument
Full Definitions of forensic
1

adj used or applied in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law

forensic photograph”
forensic ballistics”
Synonyms:
applied
concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
2

adj of, relating to, or used in public debate or argument

Synonyms:
rhetorical
given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought

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