What is body?

  • (noun): The property of holding together and retaining its shape.
    Synonyms: consistency, consistence
    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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Human Swimming - Physics
... 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 ... The relative density difference means that water supports the body during swimming, and therefore makes swimming low impact compared to surface activities such as ...
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 ...
Newton's Laws Of Motion
... They describe the 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 ... the mind is not something separate from the body, but is produced by physiological functions of the brain ...
Alternative Medicine - Classifications
... Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and Ayurveda Mind-body medicine takes a holistic approach to health that explores the interconnection between the mind, body ... foods, vitamins, and other natural substances Manipulative and body-based practices feature manipulation or movement of body parts, such as is done in ...

More definitions of "body":

  • (noun): Body of a dead animal or person.
    Example: "They found the body in the lake"
    Synonyms: dead body
  • (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): 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 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): An individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects.
    Example: "Heavenly body"
  • (noun): A collection of particulars considered as a system.
    Example: "A body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
  • (noun): The body excluding the head and neck and limbs.
    Synonyms: torso, trunk

Famous quotes containing the word body:

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

    The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents.... It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community.... It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    Separatism of any kind promotes marginalization of those unwilling to grapple with the whole body of knowledge and creative works available to others. This is true of black students who do not want to read works by white writers, of female students of any race who do not want to read books by men, and of white students who only want to read works by white writers.
    bell hooks (b. 1955)