What does corporation mean?

Definitions for corporation
ˌkɔr pəˈreɪ ʃəncor·po·ra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corporation, corpnoun

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

  2. pot, potbelly, bay window, corporation, tummynoun

    slang for a paunch

Wiktionary

  1. corporationnoun

    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.

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

  2. corporationnoun

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

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

  3. corporationnoun

    A protruding belly; a paunch.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corporationnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. corporatio incarnation: cf. F. corporation corporation.]

Freebase

  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.

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  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corporation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corporation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of corporation in a Sentence

  1. Amy Pascal:

    And this isn't some flunky. It's the chairman of the entire Sony Corporation who I am dealing (with).

  2. Tony Hsieh:

    When companies get bigger, innovation or productivity per employee generally goes down, so we’re trying to figure out how to structure Zappos more like a city and less like a bureaucratic corporation.

  3. Injae Lee:

    This case is, in essence, a violation of corporation's rights to freedom and property by the former president abusing her power, i find the court's decision regrettable.

  4. Commission Chairwoman Betty Ann Kane:

    Pepco would become a second-tier company in a much larger corporation whose primary interest is not in distribution, but in generation.

  5. Bob Ferguson:

    This multi-billion-dollar corporation illegally exploited the people it detains to line its own pockets.

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