• (RP) IPA: /ˈkɔːpəs/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈkɔɹpəs/

corpus (plural corpora)

  1. A collection of writings, often on a specific topic, of a specific genre, from a specific demographic or a particular author, etc.
    Synonyms: collection, compilation, aggregation, Thesaurus:body
  2. (specifically, linguistics) Such a collection in form of an electronic database used for linguistic analyses.
    Synonyms: digital corpus, text corpus
  3. (uncommon) A body, a collection.
    Synonyms: collection, Thesaurus:body
Translations Noun

corpus (uncountable)

  1. (printing, dated) Synonym of long primer#English|long primer
    • 1833, George Crabb, “Printing ↗”, in Universal Technological Dictionary, or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences, Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers, and Illustrated by Plates, Epigrams, Cuts, &c., volume II, enlarged edition, London: Printed for Baldwin and Cradock, Paternoster-Row, and for the new proprietor, J. Dowding, 82, Newgate-Street, OCLC 65260870 ↗:
      Brevier had its name from being first used in the printing of the breviary; and the German Corpus, in English Long Primer, probably from its use in printing their Corpus Juris.
    • 1843, “Type-founding”, in The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, volume XXV (Titles of Honour – Ungula), London: Charles Knight and Co., 22, Ludgate Street, OCLC 2041456 ↗, page 455 ↗:
      Long Primer. This neat type, which is much used for printing works in duodecimo, is called Petit Romain in France, and Corpus in Germany; the latter name being probably derived from its use in printing the 'Corpus Juris:' 89 m's of Long Primer go to a foot.

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