With regard to living things, a body is the physical body of an individual. "Body" often is used in connection with appearance, health issues and death. The study of the workings of the body is physiology.
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... Swimming relies on the natural buoyancy of the human body, with the relative density of the average body, compared to water, of 0.98, creating a floating effect ... This varies on the basis of body composition, with body fat lowering the density, and increasing floatation ... difference means that water supports the body during swimming, and therefore makes swimming low impact compared to surface activities such as running where weight is put on ...
... Body substance isolation is a practice of isolating all body substances (blood, urine, feces, tears, etc.) of individuals undergoing medical treatment ...
... Chinese medicine, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, and Ayurveda Mind-body medicine takes a holistic approach to health that explores the interconnection between the mind, body, and spirit ... such as herbs, foods, vitamins, and other natural substances Manipulative and body-based practices feature manipulation or movement of body parts, such as is done in chiropractic and osteopathic ...
... In the views emerging from the mind-body dichotomy, the body is considered in behavior and therefore considered as little valued and trivial in comparison to mind, spirit or soul ... that the mind is not something separate from the body, but is produced by physiological functions of the brain ...
... between the forces acting on a body and its motion due to those forces ... Second law The acceleration a of a body is parallel and directly proportional to the net force F acting on the body, is in the direction of the net force, and is inversely ... Third law When a first body exerts a force F1 on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force F2 = −F1 on the first body ...
More definitions of "body":
- (noun): A group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity.
Example: "The whole body filed out of the auditorium"
- (noun): The central message of a communication.
Example: "The body of the message was short"
- (noun): The entire physical structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being).
Example: "He felt as if his whole body were on fire"
Synonyms: organic structure, physical structure
- (noun): A collection of particulars considered as a system.
Example: "A body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
- (noun): The external structure of a vehicle.
Example: "The body of the car was badly rusted"
- (noun): An individual 3-dimensional object that has mass and that is distinguishable from other objects.
Example: "Heavenly body"
- (verb): Invest with or as with a body; give body to.
Famous quotes containing the word body:
“Let every woman ask herself: Why am I the slave of man? Why is my brain said not to be the equal of his brain? Why is my work not paid equally with his? Why must my body be controlled by my husband? Why may he take my labor in the household, giving me in exchange what he deems fit? Why may he take my children from me? Will them away while yet unborn? Let every woman ask.”
—Voltairine Decleyre (18661912)
“Such body lovers have,
Such exacting breath,
That they touch or sigh.
Every touch they give,
Love is nearer death.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“I advance it therefore as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether originally a distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are inferior to the whites in the endowments of both body and mind.”
—Thomas Jefferson (17431826)