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corps

corps

 
pronunciation:
kor
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part of speech: noun
inflections: corps
definition 1: a branch of the military that has a specialized function.
He served in the medical corps during the last war.The dam was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
definition 2: a military combat unit consisting of two or more divisions.
The infantry and artillery are two divisions of the U.S. Marine Corps.
definition 3: an association of persons joined in some common activity.
She has been a popular member of the ballet corps for over a decade.
 
similar words:
corporation, outfit
Homophone Note
The words corps and core sound alike but have different meanings.
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The word corps contains the following part:
corp, corpo, corpor, corpus Latin root that means body