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CORPUS (corpora)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does corpus mean? 

CORPUS (noun)
  The noun CORPUS has 3 senses:

1. capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
2. a collection of writings
3. the main part of an organ or other bodily structure

  Familiarity information: CORPUS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CORPUS (noun)


Sense 1corpus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

corpus; principal sum; principal

Hypernyms ("corpus" is a kind of...):

capital (wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value)


Sense 2corpus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A collection of writings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

he edited the Hemingway corpus

Hypernyms ("corpus" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)


Sense 3corpus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The main part of an organ or other bodily structure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("corpus" is a kind of...):

part; piece (a portion of a natural object)

Holonyms ("corpus" is a part of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)


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