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English noun: corporation

1. corporation (group) a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state


Broader (hypernym)business firm, firm, house

Narrower (hyponym)Boy Scouts of America, close corporation, closed corporation, closely held corporation, conglomerate, empire, Fannie Mae, FDIC, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Federal National Mortgage Association, FHLMC, FNMA, Freddie Mac, large cap, private corporation, privately held corporation, shell corporation, shell entity, small cap

Domain category memberscase study, dead hand, event planner, greenmail, judgement in personam, judgment in personam, mortmain, personal judgement, personal judgment, redemption, zero coupon bond, zero-coupon bond

2. corporation (body) slang for a paunch

Synonymsbay window, pot, potbelly, tummy

Broader (hypernym)belly, paunch

Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

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