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Definition of corps noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. corps
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  1. 1 a large unit of an army, consisting of two or more divisions the commander of the third army corps
  2. 2 one of the groups of an army with a special responsibility the U.S. Marine Corps the Army Corps of Engineers
  3. 3a group of people involved in a particular job or activity a corps of trained and experienced doctors see also diplomatic corps, press corps
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