Definitions for corruptionkəˈrʌp ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of corrupting or the state of being corrupt.
moral perversion; depravity.
perversion of integrity.
corrupt or dishonest proceedings.
Ref: bribery .
debasement or alteration, as of language or a text.
an altered or debased form of a word.
putrefactive decay; rottenness.
any corrupting influence or agency.
Origin of corruption:
1300–50; ME (< AF) < L
lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
putrescence, putridness, rottenness, corruption(noun)
in a state of progressive putrefaction
decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)
corruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefaction(noun)
moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
"the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"
destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity
"corruption of a minor"; "the big city's subversion of rural innocence"
inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony)
"he was held on charges of corruption and racketeering"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
dishonest or immoral behavior
the fight against fraud and corruption
the process of corrupting sb
the corruption of senior politicians
The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.
The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.
The product of corruption; putrid matter.
The decomposition of biological matter.
The destruction of data by manipulation of parts of it, either by deliberate or accidental human action or by imperfections in storage or transmission media.
The act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct; as, a corruption of style; corruption in language.
A debased or nonstandard form of a word, expression, or text, resulting from misunderstanding, transcription error, mishearing, etc.
Something that is evil but is supposed to be good.
The inducing and accelerating of putrefaction is a subject of very universal inquiry; for corruption is a reciprocal to generation. uE000130107uE001 .
Origin: From corruption, from corruptio
the act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration
the product of corruption; putrid matter
the act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery
the act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct; as, a corruption of style; corruption in language
Corruption or bastardisation are terms popularly used to refer to certain changes in language which originate from human error or alleged prescriptively incorrect usage. Descriptive linguistics typically avoids using these negative terms, since from a scientific point of view such changes are neither good nor bad. Words are commonly said to be "corrupted" or "bastardized" if they undergo a change in spelling or pronunciation when borrowed from one language to another. This example illustrates that normal phonological developments can be labeled by some as "corruption", a position which demands that any language change from a previous state be thus labeled. In this view, English would be a "corruption" of Proto-Germanic, the Romance languages would be "corruptions" of Latin, and Latin would ultimately be a "corruption" of Proto-Indo-European. Language corruption may refer to a change in words, as described above, or to a deviation from the so-called "purity" of standard language. For example, the split infinitive has long been disputed as either a corruption or norm of the English language, even though the concept of the English infinitive containing the preposition "to" is challenged by usage with modals which precludes employing to. A language can also come to be regarded as having become "corrupted" if it has acquired a large vocabulary from other languages. This terminology is highly frowned upon by most academic linguists, as the adoption of loan words is a normal process which has no effect on the functionality of the language. Labeling a language as "corrupted" is a subjective value judgement which often leads to linguistic discrimination.
Translations for corruption
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of corrupting.
- فَساد، تَعَفُّـنArabic
- corrupçãoPortuguese (BR)
- zkaženost, korupceCzech
- die BestechlichkeitGerman
- korruption; svindelDanish
- فساد؛ تباهیFarsi
- gadinimas, gedimas, korupcijaLithuanian
- korupcija; samaitāšana; piekukuļošanaLatvian
- fordervelse, bestikkelse, korrupsjonNorwegian
- فساد؛ تباهیPersian
- corupere; corupţieRomanian
- ayart(ıl)ma; rüşvetçilikTurkish
- 貪污，腐敗Chinese (Trad.)
- корупція; продажністьUkrainian
- بد عنوانى، رشوت خورىUrdu
- sự tham nhũngVietnamese
- 贪污，腐败Chinese (Simp.)
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