What is body?

  • (noun): An individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects.
    Example: "Heavenly body"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Body

With regard to living things, a body is the physical body of an individual. "Body" often is used in connection with appearance, health issues and death. The study of the workings of the body is physiology.

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Body - Antonym
... In the views emerging from the mind-body dichotomy, the body is considered in behavior and therefore considered as little valued and trivial in comparison to mind, spirit ... the mind is not something separate from the body, but is produced by physiological functions of the brain ...
Human Swimming - Physics
... Swimming relies on the natural buoyancy of the human body, with the relative density of the average body, compared to water, of 0.98, creating a floating effect ... This varies on the basis of body composition, with body fat lowering the density, and increasing floatation ... relative density difference means that water supports the body during swimming, and therefore makes swimming low impact compared to surface activities such as running where weight ...
Newton's Laws Of Motion
... relationship between the forces acting on a body and its motion due to those forces ... Second law The acceleration a of a body is parallel and directly proportional to the net force F acting on the body, is in the direction of the net force, and is ... Third law When a first body exerts a force F1 on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force F2 = −F1 on the first body ...
Body Substance Isolation
... Body substance isolation is a practice of isolating all body substances (blood, urine, feces, tears, etc.) of individuals undergoing medical treatment ...
Alternative Medicine - Classifications
... Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and Ayurveda Mind-body medicine takes a holistic approach to health that explores the interconnection between the mind, body, and spirit ... foods, vitamins, and other natural substances Manipulative and body-based practices feature manipulation or movement of body parts, such as is done in chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation Energy ...

More definitions of "body":

  • (noun): The central message of a communication.
    Example: "The body of the message was short"
  • (verb): Invest with or as with a body; give body to.
    Synonyms: personify
  • (noun): The entire physical structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being).
    Example: "He felt as if his whole body were on fire"
    Synonyms: organic structure, physical structure
  • (noun): A group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity.
    Example: "The whole body filed out of the auditorium"
  • (noun): The body excluding the head and neck and limbs.
    Synonyms: torso, trunk
  • (noun): Body of a dead animal or person.
    Example: "They found the body in the lake"
    Synonyms: dead body
  • (noun): The external structure of a vehicle.
    Example: "The body of the car was badly rusted"
  • (noun): A collection of particulars considered as a system.
    Example: "A body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"

Famous quotes containing the word body:

    When an Indian is burned, his body may be broiled, it may be no more than a beefsteak. What of that? They may broil his heart, but they do not therefore broil his courage,—his principles. Be of good courage! That is the main thing.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We are a meadow where the bees hum:
    mind and body are almost one
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    The body has a mind of its own.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)