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"corpus" in British English

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corpusnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɔː.pəs/  us   /ˈkɔːr-/ (plural corpora uk   /-pərə/ us   or corpuses)

corpus noun [C] (LANGUAGE DATABASE)

a ​collection of written or ​spokenmaterialstored on a ​computer and used to ​find out how ​language is used: All the ​dictionaryexamples are taken from a corpus of ​billions of words.

corpus noun [C] (COLLECTION OF WRITING)

a ​collection of a ​single writer's ​work, or of writing about a ​particularsubject
specialized medical a ​body or the ​mainpart of an ​organ
(Definition of corpus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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corpusnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɔr·pəs/ (plural corpora  /ˈkɔr·pər·ə/ )
a ​collection of written and ​spokenlanguage used in the ​study of ​language and in writing ​dictionaries
(Definition of corpus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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