What does corruption mean?

Definitions for corruption
kəˈrʌp ʃəncor·rup·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word corruption.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corruptness, corruption(noun)

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

  2. putrescence, putridness, rottenness, corruption(noun)

    in a state of progressive putrefaction

  3. corruption(noun)

    decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)

  4. 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"

  5. corruption, subversion(noun)

    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. corruption(noun)

    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. corruption(Noun)

    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. corruption(Noun)

    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. corruption(Noun)

    The product of corruption; putrid matter.

    Etymology: From corruption, from corruptio

  4. corruption(Noun)

    The decomposition of biological matter.

    Etymology: From corruption, from corruptio

  5. corruption(Noun)

    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. corruption(Noun)

    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. corruption(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From corruption, from corruptio

  8. corruption(Noun)

    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. Corruption(noun)

    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. Corruption(noun)

    the product of corruption; putrid matter

  3. Corruption(noun)

    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. Corruption(noun)

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce corruption?

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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. State Department aide David Holmes:

    I was surprised the requirement was so specific and concrete, while we had advised our Ukrainian counterparts to voice a commitment to following the rule of law and generally to investigating credible corruption allegations, this was a demand that Volodymyr Zelensky personally commit to a specific investigation of President Trump's political rival on a cable news channel.

  2. Kurt Volker:

    I now understand that others saw the idea of investigating possible corruption involving the Ukrainian company,' Burisma' as equivalent to investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, i saw them as very different. The former being appropriate and unremarkable, the latter being unacceptable.

  3. Meddzida Kreso:

    It is my responsibility to protect the integrity of this institution in this difficult moment as well as all judges whose work will probably now come under special public scrutiny, this case is an expression of our determination for a general fight against crime and corruption.

  4. Phaedra Al-Majid:

    Woe be to any other person who cares enough to risk personal safety to report Tuesday FIFA corruption.

  5. John Githongo:

    It is so completely normal to be shaken down ... that he didn't even bother to check up before sending the money, for that to happen, especially right now when we are ostensibly in the middle of an anti-corruption campaign, shows that much of it is window dressing.

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