What does corruption mean?

Definitions for corruption
kəˈrʌp ʃəncor·rup·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corruptness, corruptionnoun

    lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain

  2. putrescence, putridness, rottenness, corruptionnoun

    in a state of progressive putrefaction

  3. corruptionnoun

    decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)

  4. corruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefactionnoun

    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"

  5. corruption, subversionnoun

    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"

  6. corruptionnoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. corruptionnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From corruption, from corruptio

  2. corruptionnoun

    The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.

    Etymology: From corruption, from corruptio

  3. corruptionnoun

    The product of corruption; putrid matter.

    Etymology: From corruption, from corruptio

  4. corruptionnoun

    The decomposition of biological matter.

    Etymology: From corruption, from corruptio

  5. corruptionnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From corruption, from corruptio

  6. corruptionnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From corruption, from corruptio

  7. corruptionnoun

    A debased or nonstandard form of a word, expression, or text, resulting from misunderstanding, transcription error, mishearing, etc.

    Etymology: From corruption, from corruptio

  8. corruptionnoun

    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 .

    Etymology: From corruption, from corruptio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corruptionnoun

    the act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration

  2. Corruptionnoun

    the product of corruption; putrid matter

  3. Corruptionnoun

    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

  4. Corruptionnoun

    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

Freebase

  1. Corruption

    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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'corruption' in Nouns Frequency: #2364

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corruption in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corruption in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of corruption in a Sentence

  1. Briahna Joy Gray:

    The goal of The Sanders campaign is to build a multi-racial, multi-generational movement that is large enough to defeat Donald Trump and the powerful special interests whose greed and corruption is the root cause of the outrageous inequality in America, sharing a big tent requires including those who do not share every one of our beliefs, while always making clear that we will never compromise our values. The truth is that by standing together in solidarity, we share the values of love and respect that will move us in the direction of a more humane, more equal world.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    We have a web of corruption and lies that affect one of the highest offices in our land and it's time for a change.

  3. Maria Chin Abdullah:

    It's a boost for us that he recognizes that corruption is not good for the economy. It's a show of support for Bersih.

  4. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe:

    If there was anything against the law while signing the agreement, if there has been any corruption, if there are any conditions detrimental to the country, we will take necessary actions.

  5. Oprah Winfrey:

    This is a moment in time that allows us to see this societal corruption. It's like a scourge on humanity.

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