corps

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noun \ ˈkȯr \

Definition of corps

plural corps play \ˈkȯrz\
1 a :an organized subdivision of the military establishment
  • Marine Corps
  • Signal Corps
b :a tactical unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and auxiliary arms and services
2 :a group of persons associated together or acting under common direction; especially :a body of persons having a common activity or occupation
  • the press corps

Examples of corps in a Sentence

  1. members of the press corps

  2. a reporter who is widely respected throughout the press corps

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Origin and Etymology of corps

French, from Old French cors, from Latin corpus body



CORPS Defined for English Language Learners

corps

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Definition of corps for English Language Learners

  • : an organized part of the military

  • : a large military group consisting of two or more divisions

  • : a group of people who are involved in some activity


CORPS Defined for Kids

corps

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noun \ ˈkȯr \

Definition of corps for Students

plural corps \ˈkȯrz\
1 :an organized branch of a country's military forces
  • Marine Corps
2 :a group of persons acting under one authority
  • diplomatic corps


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