Corpus Definition

kôrpəs
corpora
noun
corpora
A human or animal body, esp. a dead one.
Webster's New World
A complete or comprehensive collection, as of laws or writings of a specified type.
The corpus of civil law.
Webster's New World
A collection of writings or recorded remarks used for linguistic analysis.
American Heritage
The main body or substance of anything.
Webster's New World
The principal, as distinguished from the interest or income, of an estate, fund, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Corpus

Noun

Singular:
corpus
Plural:
corpora, corpuses

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

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