1Relating to or denoting the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crime: forensic evidence
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- The club remained cordoned off for most of Saturday while a forensic crime scene investigation was carried out.
- The government has also vetoed further investigation into other forensic techniques.
- The latest scientific and forensic techniques are being applied to evidence in the case as part of a review.
1.1Relating to courts of law.
- There was no significant forensic disadvantage to the appellant caused by delay.
- There was no forensic advantage to the appellant by not having a warning in this case.
- There is just no content to which one may attach to give any forensic effect to this sentence.
1Scientific tests or techniques used in connection with the detection of crime.
- The book detailed the advances in crime detection and forensics since the beginning of the century.
- I mean, our show is essentially a crime show, where forensics enter into it and actually come to a conclusion about solving the case.
- There, they learn about forensics and crime, and next week, they're going to hold a trial with judges and lawyers and everything.
1.1 (also forensic) [treated as singular or plural] informal A laboratory or department responsible for tests used in detection of crime.
- Meanwhile back at the crime scene police forensics were checking out the body and other police officials were securing the area.
- Gardaí confirmed that the scene was examined by forensics and samples were forwarded to the Garda Technical Bureau for examination.
- He watched as his partner joked and laughed with the other detectives, then supervised as forensics gathered evidence.
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- It is the way in which this was forensically presented which enables us to say this is not a case where the complaint ever was, ‘I was being asked to do more than my contract could require me to do’.
- The other, which in a sense it might be said was piggy-backing along on the back of that, was, it might be said, the forensically less appropriate objective of using a public court as a forum for making campaign points.
- I do not want to take up any more of your Honour's time about that, and I think I have gone as far as I can go, forensically, to persuade your Honours away from any other view that you might have.
Mid 17th century: from Latin forensis 'in open court, public', from forum (see forum).
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