difference between company and corporation


Could any friend tell me the difference between company and corporation?

The two terms just make me confused, I have observed many big companies name, some use company some use corporation. So, in what kind of context should I choose company corporation?
  • PaulQ

    English - England
    Edited from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/difference-between-corporation-company-5182.html
    A company is any entity that engages in business and can take several legal forms:

    Sole Proprietorships; General Partnerships; Limited Liability Company; Limited Partnerships and Corporations
    A corporation is a business entity that legally exists separately from its owner(s). The owners of a corporation are shareholders; their percentage of ownership in the business is represented by their corporate stocks or shares.
    So, as you see a corporation is a type of company.

    NB the precise definitions of each type of company may differ from country to country and there may be other types of company.

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