WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
cor•po•ra•tion /ˌkɔrpəˈreɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Businessan association of individuals, created by law and having an existence apart from that of its members.
  2. a large business organization formed this way:working for a large, faceless, multinational corporation.
  3. Government[often: Corporation] the principal officials of a city or town.
See -corp-.
    See collective noun.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
cor•po•ra•tion  (kôr′pə rāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Businessan association 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. British Terms, Government(cap.) the group of principal officials of a borough or other municipal division in England.
  3. any group of persons united or regarded as united in one body.
  4. Informal Termsa paunch;
cor′po•ration•al, adj. 
  • Late Latin corporātiōn- (stem of corporātiō) guild, Latin: physical makeup, build. See corporate, -ion
  • late Middle English 1400–50
    See  collective noun. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

corporation /ˌkɔːpəˈreɪʃən/ n
  1. a group of people authorized by law to act as a legal personality and having its own powers, duties, and liabilities
  2. Also called: municipal corporation the municipal authorities of a city or town
  3. a group of people acting as one body
  4. See public corporation
  5. informal a large paunch or belly

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