What is body?

  • (noun): Body of a dead animal or person.
    Example: "They found the body in the lake"
    Synonyms: dead 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 Substance Isolation
... Body substance isolation is a practice of isolating all body substances (blood, urine, feces, tears, etc.) of individuals undergoing medical treatment, particularly emergency ...
Alternative Medicine - Classifications
... Chinese medicine, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and Ayurveda Mind-body medicine takes a holistic approach to health that explores the interconnection between the mind, body, and spirit ... 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 medicine ...
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 inversely proportional to the mass m of the body, i.e ... 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 - 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 or soul ... of mind maintain that the mind is not something separate from the body, but is produced by physiological functions of the brain ...
Human Swimming - Physics
... 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 ... The relative density difference means that water supports the body during swimming, and therefore makes swimming low impact compared to surface activities ...

More definitions of "body":

  • (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): The body excluding the head and neck and limbs.
    Synonyms: torso, trunk
  • (verb): Invest with or as with a body; give body to.
    Synonyms: personify
  • (noun): The external structure of a vehicle.
    Example: "The body of the car was badly rusted"
  • (noun): The central message of a communication.
    Example: "The body of the message was short"
  • (noun): A collection of particulars considered as a system.
    Example: "A body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
  • (noun): An individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects.
    Example: "Heavenly body"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word body:

    In order to succeed in a profession, a person not only needs to have its good, but also its bad qualities. The former are the spirit, the latter is the body of the job.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    An amoeba is a formless thing which takes many shapes. It moves by thrusting out an arm, and flowing into the arm. It multiplies by pulling itself in two, without permanently diminishing the original. So with words. A meaning may develop on the periphery of the body of meanings associated with a word, and shortly this tentacle-meaning has grown to such proportions that it dwarfs all other meanings.
    Charlton Laird (b. 1901)

    The uppermost idea with Hellenism is to see things as they really are; the uppermost ideas with Hebraism is conduct and obedience. Nothing can do away with this ineffaceable difference. The Greek quarrel with the body and its desires is, that they hinder right thinking; the Hebrew quarrel with them is, that they hinder right acting.
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)