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Topic: LITERATURE

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: 'body'

corpus

noun
     
cor‧pus plural corpuses or corpora [countable]
1 formalAL a collection of all the writing of a particular kind or by a particular person:
the entire corpus of Shakespeare's works
2SL technical a large collection of written or spoken language, that is used for studying the language:
a corpus of spoken English
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