cor·​po·​re·​i·​ty ˌkȯr-pə-ˈrē-ə-tē How to pronounce corporeity (audio)
plural corporeities
: the quality or state of having or being a body : materiality

Examples of corporeity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the past several billion years, life has had to learn to make do with its own imperfect corporeity—fuzzy eyesight, limited hearing, and so on. Kelly Clancy, The New Yorker, 15 Feb. 2017

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Word History


borrowed from Medieval Latin corporeitāt-, corporiteās, from Latin corporeus "having a body, physical" + -itāt-, -itās -ity — more at corporeal

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corporeity was in 1610

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Cite this Entry

“Corporeity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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