Definition - body

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  1. the central message of a communication; "the body of the message was short"
  2. a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
  3. a collection of particulars considered as a system; "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
  4. an individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects; "heavenly body"
  5. the external structure of a vehicle; "the body of the car was badly rusted"
  6. a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)
  7. the property of holding together and retaining its shape; "wool has more body than rayon"; "when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake"
  8. the main mass of a thing
  9. the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"

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