cor·​po·​re·​i·​ty | \ ˌkȯr-pə-ˈrē-ə-tē How to pronounce corporeity (audio) , -ˈrā-\
plural corporeities

Definition of corporeity

: the quality or state of having or being a body : materiality

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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, "A Computer to Rival the Brain," 15 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of corporeity

1610, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corporeity

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

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