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n. pl. cor·po·ra (-pər-ə)
1. A large collection of writings of a specific kind or on a specific subject.
2. A collection of writings or recorded remarks used for linguistic analysis.
a. The capital or principal amount, as of an estate or trust.
b. The principal of a bond.
a. The main part of a bodily structure or organ.
b. A distinct bodily mass or organ having a specific function.
5. The overall length of a violin.
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n, pl -pora (-pərə)
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a collection or body of writings, esp by a single author or on a specific topic: the corpus of Dickens' works.
2. the main body, section, or substance of something
3. (Anatomy) anatomy
a. any distinct mass or body
b. the main part of an organ or structure
4. (Plants) the inner layer or layers of cells of the meristem at a shoot tip, which produces the vascular tissue and pith. Compare tunica2
5. (Linguistics) linguistics a body of data, esp the finite collection of grammatical sentences of a language that a linguistic theory seeks to describe by means of an algorithm
6. (Banking & Finance) a capital or principal sum, as contrasted with a derived income
7. obsolete a human or animal body, esp a dead one
[C14: from Latin: body]
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n., pl. -po•ra (-pər ə)
for 1-3,5, -pus•es for 4.
1. a large or complete collection of writings: the entire corpus of Old English poetry.
2. the body of a person or animal, esp. when dead.
a. a mass of body tissue that has a specialized function.
b. the main part of a bodily organ.
4. a collection of utterances, as spoken or written sentences, taken as a representative sample of a given language or dialect and used for linguistic analysis.
[1225–75; Middle English < Latin]
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Corpuscollection of writings on a subject; writings by an author or group of authors.
Examples: corpus of Christian tradition, 1865; of civil law, 1727; of Oriental numismatics, 1886; of the Greek poets, 1727; of scripture, 1876.
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A distinctive mass of tissue; the major part of an organ.
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|Noun||1.||corpus - capital as contrasted with the income derived from it|
capital - wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
|2.||corpus - a collection of writings; "he edited the Hemingway corpus"|
|3.||corpus - the main part of an organ or other bodily structure|
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
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noun collection, body, whole, compilation, entirety, oeuvre (French), complete works a corpus of over 450 million words of spoken and written English
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A. N (corpuses or corpora (pl)) → cuerpo m
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corpus[ˈkɔːrpəs] [corpora] [ˈkɔːrpərə] (pl) n (LINGUISTICS) → corpus m
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corpus[ˈkɔːpəs] n (corpora (pl)) [ˈkɔːpərə] → corpus m
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