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a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body. See Synonyms at bodily.
b. Existing or manifesting in bodily form.
2. Of a material nature; tangible: corporeal property.

[From Latin corporeus, from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·po′re·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē), cor·po′re·al·ness n.
cor·po′re·al·ly adv.
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Noun1.corporeality - 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
incorporeality, immateriality - the quality of not being physical; not consisting of matter
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Retty put her hands upon Tess's shoulders, as if to realize her friend's corporeality after such a miracle, and the other two laid their arms round her waist, all looking into her face.
The Corporeality of Clothing in Medieval Literature: Cognition, Kinesis, and the Sacred
The final portion of this section explores corporeality, vital force, and knowledge in regards to bodily potential or a sense of "my body," "one of the most effective means of accessing the truth about the world" (234).
Over the past decade, Marcia de Moraes has developed colorful, abstract drawings that explore coexistence, investigating and negotiating dichotomies such as vacuity and solidity, constriction and expansion, corporeality and abstraction, neurosis and calmness.
22 at the Ministry of Culture-overseen facility, 'Tradition in Near Future: Ritual Corporeality in Contemporary Taiwanese Arts' highlights the artistic impact of folk religious customs through a variety of film, photography and music works.
According to Butler, what is embodied is performativity, the reproduction of basic structures that allow the corporeality of subjects to be named (7).
Retaining her mind but not her corporeality, she grapples with her sense of identity and humanity in an imagined future where people are replacing their body parts as though their bodies were machines.
Though colors have had various meanings throughout the centuries, Mary's red-dyed alcove points to human corporeality, the bloodiness of our births and deaths.
The exhibition, under the name Corporeality, will include work-in-progress and research developed during Toshima's residency in Cyprus for her new project Imaginary City.
Critique: Informed and informative, "Transnational Chinese Cinema: Corporeality, Desire, and Ethics of Failure" is an impressive boy of extraordinary scholarship that is enhanced further with the inclusion of a sixteen page Bibliography, a six page Filmography, a list of contributors along with their credentials, and a nine page Index.
His study of Body Gothic draws on the recent "bodily turn" in academic scholarship to demonstrate the inherent corporeality of the Gothic mode, rigorously analyzing the ways Body Gothic pushes the limits of human corporeality through depictions of the body "exceeding itself or falling apart, either opening up or being altered past the point where it would be recognized by normative understandings of human corporeality" (11).