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English definition of “body”

body

noun (AMOUNT)    /ˈbɒd.i/ US  /ˈbɑː.di/
[C] a large amount of something: There is a growing body of evidence to support their claim . She collected a huge body of information on the subject . A substantial body of opinion (= a large group of people with the same opinion ) is opposed to any change .Masses and large amounts of things [C] formal A body of water is a large area of water , such as a lake .Inland waters
(Definition of body noun (AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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