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 Picking a running mate lost some of its pageantry and corporeality, but not its significance. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, "Kamala Harris Gives New Meaning to the Biden Campaign," 12 Aug. 2020 The pandemic has everyone living in an alternate corporeality. Laurence Scott, Wired, "Covid-19 and the New Intimacy," 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, "The Conundrum of Lucian Freud’s Portraits," 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, "2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: A Drag-Racing Beast, Unleashed," 20 July 2017 Another soundtrack in the room suggests the process of digestion and, as if to underscore corporeality, additional projectors will waft images resembling red blood cells over the supine viewers. Randy Kennedy, New York Times, "Site Information Navigation," 21 Oct. 2016

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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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The first known use of corporeality was in 1651

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19 Aug 2020

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“Corporeality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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