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cor·pus

corpus

 
pronunciation:
kor ps
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: corpora
definition 1: a collection of all the written works on a particular subject, by a particular author, or of a particular kind.
Most Kerouac fans are not as familiar with his poetic corpus as they are with his novel On The Road.
similar words:
compilation
definition 2: the body of a human being or animal, esp. when dead.
definition 3: the principal or capital of a fund, investment, or the like, as distinguished from the income or interest.
similar words:
principal
definition 4: a compilation of written or spoken texts in electronic format analyzed as linguistic data in order to learn about word meaning and usage, word frequency, and language patterns.
The British National Corpus contains 100 million words.
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