Definitions for Corporationˌkɔr pəˈreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corporation, corp(noun)

    a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state

  2. pot, potbelly, bay window, corporation, tummy(noun)

    slang for a paunch


  1. corporation(Noun)

    A group of individuals, created by law or under authority of law, having a continuous existence independent of the existences of its members, and powers and liabilities distinct from those of its members.

  2. corporation(Noun)

    In Fascist Italy, a joint association of employers' and workers' representatives.

  3. corporation(Noun)

    A protruding belly; a paunch.

  4. Origin: From corporatio, from coporare, past participle corporatus; see corporate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corporation(noun)

    a body politic or corporate, formed and authorized by law to act as a single person, and endowed by law with the capacity of succession; a society having the capacity of transacting business as an individual

  2. Origin: [L. corporatio incarnation: cf. F. corporation corporation.]


  1. Corporation

    A corporation is a separate legal entity that has been incorporated through a legislative or registration process established through legislation. Incorporated entities have legal rights and liabilities that are distinct from their employees and shareholders, and may conduct business as either a profit-seeking business or not for profit business. Early incorporated entities were established by charter. Most jurisdictions now allow the creation of new corporations through registration. In addition to legal personality, registered corporations tend to have limited liability, be owned by shareholders who can transfer their shares to others, and controlled by a board of directors who are normally elected or appointed by the shareholders. In American English the word corporation is widely used to describe large incorporated businesses. In British English and in the commonwealth countries, the term limited company is more widely used to describe the same sort of entity while the word corporation encompasses all incorporated entities. In American English, the word company can include entities such as partnerships that would not be referred to as companies in British English as they are not a separate legal entity.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Corporation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2890

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Corporation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4402

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Corporation' in Nouns Frequency: #1019

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