cor·​po·​re·​al·​i·​ty | \ (ˌ)kȯr-ˌpȯr-ē-ˈa-lə-tē How to pronounce corporeality (audio) \
plural corporealities

Definition of corporeality

: corporeal existence

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Examples of corporeality in a Sentence

a philosophical discussion about the corporeality of the intellect, as distinct from the brain
Recent Examples on the Web The first impression is that the sonic weight and corporeality of the Beolab 28 system is far greater than their delicate appearance would suggest. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 4 May 2021 Lockwood uses the same language to describe the internet—a broad, warm body; a strong heartbeat—and the fragile corporeality of the baby, though those two domains are mutually incompatible. Jordan Kisner, The Atlantic, 13 Feb. 2021 Going for the gold, corporeality-wise, allows the characters to convey it, romance-wise, with unique and enchanting matter of fact-ness., 4 Feb. 2021 It’s about the physicality, the very corporeality, of the web itself. Jason Kehe, Wired, 11 Jan. 2021 Picking a running mate lost some of its pageantry and corporeality, but not its significance. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2020 The pandemic has everyone living in an alternate corporeality. Laurence Scott, Wired, 1 June 2020 Finished the same year as Girl With a White Dog, Freud’s Francis Bacon is arresting in its suggestion of panoramic corporeality, despite it being only a headshot. Sophie Madeline Dess, The Atlantic, 4 Dec. 2019 The car seat slammed me from behind with an acceleration of about 1.8 g. Such extreme forces reveal humans in all their semi-gelatinous corporeality. WSJ, 20 July 2017

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First Known Use of corporeality

1651, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corporeality

corporeal + -ity

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“Corporeality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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