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noun [C] uk   /ˈkɔː.pəs/  us   /ˈkɔːr-/ (plural corpora uk   /-pərə/ us   or corpuses)

corpus noun [C] (LANGUAGE DATABASE)

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.

corpus noun [C] (COLLECTION OF WRITING)

a collection of a single writer's work, or of writing about a particular subject
a medical word meaning body or the main part of an organ
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