Pronunciation: (kôr, kōr), [key]
—pl. corpsPronunciation: (kôrz, kōrz). [key]
a. a military organization consisting of officers and enlisted personnel or of officers alone: the U.S. Marine Corps; corps of cadets.
b. a military unit of ground combat forces consisting of two or more divisions and other troops.
2. a group of persons associated or acting together: the diplomatic corps; the press corps.
3. Print.a Continental designation that, preceded by a number, indicates size of type in Didot points of 0.0148 in. (3.8 mm): 14 corps.
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