What is body?

  • (noun): The central message of a communication.
    Example: "The body of the message was short"
    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
... 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 ... 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
... 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 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 medical ...
Alternative Medicine - Classifications
... include Traditional Chinese medicine, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and Ayurveda Mind-body medicine takes a holistic approach to health that explores the interconnection between the mind ... nature such as herbs, 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 ...
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 ... Materialist philosophers of mind maintain that the mind is not something separate from the body, but is produced by physiological functions of the brain ...

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
  • (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"
  • (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): Body of a dead animal or person.
    Example: "They found the body in the lake"
    Synonyms: dead 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:

    The human body is not a thing or substance, given, but a continuous creation. The human body is an energy system ... which is never a complete structure; never static; is in perpetual inner self-construction and self-destruction; we destroy in order to make it new.
    Norman O. Brown (b. 1913)

    The body and the soul know how to play
    In that dark world where gods have lost their way.
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    Right now he’s suffering the cruelest tortures the Germans can devise. But he won’t talk—not as long as he can stand that punishment. And no human body can stand it too long—not even this wonderful, tough guy from Minnesota.
    John Monks, Jr., U.S. screenwriter, Sy Bartlett, and Henry Hathaway. Gibson (Frank Lattimore? Walter Abel? Melville Cooper?)