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cor·po·ral 1

 (kôr′pər-əl, kôr′prəl)
Of or relating to the body. See Synonyms at bodily.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin corporālis, from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

cor′po·ral′i·ty (-pə-răl′ĭ-tē) n.
cor′po·ral·ly adv.

cor·po·ral 2

 (kôr′pər-əl, kôr′prəl)
a. A noncommissioned rank in the US Army that is above private first class and below sergeant.
b. A noncommissioned rank in the US Marine Corps that is above lance corporal and below sergeant.
2. One who holds the rank of corporal.

[Obsolete French, alteration of caporal, from Old Italian caporale, from capo, head, from Latin caput; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·po·ral 3

 (kôr′pər-əl, kôr′prəl)
n. Ecclesiastical
A white linen cloth on which the consecrated elements are placed during the celebration of the Eucharist.

[Middle English, from Old French and from Medieval Latin corporāle, both from Latin corporālis, of the body (the Eucharistic bread being representative of Christ's body), from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.corporality - the quality of being physical; consisting of matter
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
concreteness - the quality of being concrete (not abstract)
palpability, tangibility, tangibleness - the quality of being perceivable by touch
substantiality, substantialness, solidness - the quality of being substantial or having substance
reality - the quality possessed by something that is real
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Here we touch on one of the only thoughts of the body, which is neither body and soul nor body and chattels, that is to say a non-generic corporality but one that is given up to the factitiousness (32) of always being a body, this body that exists, in a uniqueness that in fact makes a mimesis possible.
The dandy remains in front of the mirror not to assure himself of his own corporality, but to ensure that his body, the male body, remains unseen.
Therefore, instead of focusing the spectator's attention by simply playing with his reflexes or his corporality, or hypnotizing him with sequences of familiar images, Xenakis's abstract and multi-layered Polytopes try to open the audience's mind to diversity and simultaneity.
The corporality upon which the narrator initially insists (one thousand arms, one thousand lips) builds to a climax not in the expected announcement of his desire for a thousand penises with which to fulfill his epistemophilic longing, but in his desire for a thousand.
To comprehend the marginal place of what I would like to term an "ethnography of listening" (as one example within a larger ethnography of sensory perception), this essay sketches the implications of the successive exclusion of sentimentality and sensuality from scholarship concerned with folklore, before turning to a discussion of why such marginalization is increasingly untenable and how ethnographers are beginning to recover sensuality and corporality as a vital part of understanding expressive culture.
Belbo's high note is overdetermined and unconvincing, aiming to end the tale with a peace that passes all understanding and a sane corporality as well.
Duden's description of a "pre-anatomical" understanding of corporality helps explain why early modern people believed that shocks, rage, anger and other extreme excitements could cause illness and pain, and also why pregnant women were so fearful of terrifying sights or conflicts.
Most readers will find it easier to begin at the middle, with Part Two (Theories of Corporality, Textuality and Humanity).
This book is framed as a study of the corporality of the colonial process, counter poised against recent work that discusses colonialism as a state of mind.
Misogyny and teratology have always met in the image of the maternal monster, but it is the evolution of monstrous maternity that is of interest here: from corporality to language, from marginality to centrality, and from defeat to victory, however apocalyptic these writers deem that victory to be.
However, the bare reference to the corporality of his thinking misses the revolutionary implications of his naivity and astonishment for a theory of cognition, which brushes against the grain of formal rationality.