| Definition -
A text-based selection of American English that was compiled in the 1960s by Henry Kucera and W. Nelson Francis at Brown University. It contains about a million words drawn from a variety of sources, and it is used for word-frequency analysis.
1. In 1967, Kucera and Francis published Computational Analysis of Present-Day American English, a classic work which provided word-frequency statistics drawn from the Brown Corpus.