Corpus meaning

kôrpəs
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The principal, as distinguished from the interest or income, of an estate, fund, etc.
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The definition of corpus is a dead body or a collection of writings of a specific type or on a specific topic.

An example of corpus is a dead animal.

An example of corpus is a group of ten sentence examples for the same word.

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A large collection of writings of a specific kind or on a specific subject.
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A collection of writings or recorded remarks used for linguistic analysis.
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The overall length of a violin.
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A human or animal body, esp. a dead one.
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A complete or comprehensive collection, as of laws or writings of a specified type.

The corpus of civil law.

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The main body or substance of anything.
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The main part of an organ; also, a mass of tissue with a specialized function.
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The main part of a bodily structure or organ.
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A distinct bodily mass or organ having a specific function.
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Latin for "body," corpus refers to a collection of items. Any very large body of work that is written (text), spoken or on video can be called a corpus. The Web is a gigantic corpus.
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The main body, mass, or part of something.
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A collection of things that, when together, can be considered or regarded as a single thing (such as a collection of writing by an author).
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The capital or principal sum (as opposed to income or interest).
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The property or subject matter of a trust.
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(linguistics) A collection of writings, often on a specific topic, of a specific genre, from a specific demographic, a single author etc.
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Origin of corpus

  • Middle English from Latin kwrep- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin corpus (“body”).

    From Wiktionary