Associations to the word «Corpus»


CORPUS, noun. Body
CORPUS, noun. (linguistics) a collection of writings, often on a specific topic, of a specific genre, from a specific demographic, a single author etc.
CORPUS, noun. (German printing) (dated) Alternative term for long primer.
CORPUS ALLATUM, noun. A structure, near the brain of young arthropods, that secretes the hormone neotenin
CORPUS CALLOSUM, noun. In mammals, a broad band of nerve fibres that connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
CORPUS CAVERNOSUM, noun. (anatomy) A cylindrical column of erectile tissue that forms the clitoris and the penis
CORPUS CHRISTI, proper noun. (Roman Catholic) A festival in honour of the Eucharist, observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
CORPUS CHRISTI, proper noun. A coastal city in Texas.
CORPUS DELICTI, noun. (legal) The evidence that a crime has occurred.
CORPUS FETISHISM, noun. (linguistics) An insistence that the only valid source of illustrative examples of words or language constructs is from the corpus (existing body of literature) of the language
CORPUS FIMBRIATUM, noun. The outer or ovarian end of the oviduct.
CORPUS FIMBRIATUM, noun. A white band on the edge of the cornu inferius of the lateral ventricle of the brain.
CORPUS JURIS, noun. The entire body of laws of a country or of a particular court
CORPUS LINGUISTICS, noun. A branch of linguistics that studies large samples (corpora) of real-world text, usually with the aid of computer software.
CORPUS LUTEUM, noun. (anatomy) A yellow mass of cells that forms from an ovarian follicle during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle in mammals; it secretes steroid hormones.
CORPUS SEPARATUM, noun. A city or region which is given a special legal and political status different from its environment, but which falls short of being sovereign, or an independent city state.
CORPUS STRIATUM, noun. (anatomy) The striated mass of white and grey matter in front of the thalamus on each side of the brain
CORPUS VILE, noun. A person, animal or thing treated as expendable, to therefore use as an experimental subject regardless of whatever loss or damage it may suffer as a result.
CORPUS VILE, noun. (figuratively) The subject of an experiment.

Dictionary definition

CORPUS, noun. Capital as contrasted with the income derived from it.
CORPUS, noun. A collection of writings; "he edited the Hemingway corpus".
CORPUS, noun. The main part of an organ or other bodily structure.

Wise words

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Maya Angelou