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

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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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to make a temporary encampment

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