- A collection of written or spoken material in machine-readable form, assembled for the purpose of linguistic research.
- The main body or substantial part of a book or other written work, as distinct from other material such as notes, appendices, and illustrations.
From latin 'corpus' ('body').
- The linguist used the corpus of Shakespeare's plays to study Elizabethan English.
- The corpus of scientific papers on the topic is quite extensive.
- The corpus of medieval Latin is much smaller than that of classical Latin.
- The corpus of data collected from the survey was analyzed for patterns.
- The corpus of the manuscript has been preserved, but the illustrations have been lost.