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corpus

noun [C] (LANGUAGE DATABASE)    /ˈkɔː.pəs/ US  /ˈkɔːr-/ (plural corpora   /-pərə/   or corpuses)
specialized medical a collection of written or spoken material stored on a computer and used to find out how language is used: All the dictionary examples are taken from a corpus of billions of words.Masses and large amounts of things
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