What is body?

  • (noun): A collection of particulars considered as a system.
    Example: "A body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
    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 ... Materialist philosophers of mind maintain that the mind is not something separate from the body, but is produced by physiological functions of the brain ...
Alternative Medicine - Classifications
... examples include Traditional Chinese medicine, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and Ayurveda Mind-body medicine takes a holistic approach to health that ... 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 ...
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 ... The 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 is ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "body":

  • (noun): The central message of a communication.
    Example: "The body of the message was short"
  • (noun): The external structure of a vehicle.
    Example: "The body of the car was badly rusted"
  • (verb): Invest with or as with a body; give body to.
    Synonyms: personify
  • (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"
  • (noun): Body of a dead animal or person.
    Example: "They found the body in the lake"
    Synonyms: dead 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

Famous quotes containing the word body:

    Hereditary property sophisticates the mind, and the unfortunate victims to it ... swathed from their birth, seldom exert the locomotive faculty of body or mind; and, thus viewing every thing through one medium, and that a false one, they are unable to discern in what true merit and happiness consist.
    Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797)

    Can it then be doubted, but that God, who is infinitely fine Spirit, and withal intelligent, can make and change all species and kind of body as he pleaseth? But I dare not say, that this is the way by which God Almighty worketh, because it is past my apprehension: yet it serves very well to demonstrate, that the omnipotence of God implieth no contradiction.
    Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)

    The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.
    Bible: New Testament, Ephesians 4:11.