What does corruption mean?

Definitions for corruption
kəˈrʌp ʃəncor·rup·tion

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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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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce corruption?

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How to say corruption in sign language?

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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. John Parker:

    Their dogged determination and skilled investigative techniques were crucial in exposing and dissecting this sprawling corruption scheme.

  2. John Carter:

    It is outrageous that this administration would even consider using our military installations to shelter illegal immigrants who have crossed our southern border, president Obama needs to enforce our immigration laws and secure our border, not undermine our military at a time when our country is facing increased threats from radical Islamic terrorists. Last year, amid a surge of unaccompanied children streaming in from Central America, the Pentagon began housing thousands of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in Texas, Naval Base Ventura County, in California, and at Fort Sill, in Oklahoma. More than 10,000 unaccompanied minor children have streamed into United States over the Mexican border since October 1, the result of unchecked corruption and gang violence in their Central American homelands, and an effort by Mexican drug cartels to diversify into the very lucrative migrant smuggling business. The Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Refugee Relocation is required to take control of unaccompanied children once they enter the U.S., and the agency is once again being stretched to the limit by a surge that has reached an estimated 10,000 since October. In a statement, Fort Hood spokesman Tony Rheinlander said it is n’t even up to the Pentagon whether or not Fort Hood is used.

  3. Per Hammarlund:

    It's just a matter of time before the government falls or we have a major reshuffling, the anti-corruption measures have been much more controversial than we would have liked, and now with the IMF putting pressure on them ... something will have to give.

  4. Actor Antonio Sabato:

    She should definitely be arrested for all of the crime that she's done in that neighborhood. She makes millions of dollars, lives in Beverly Hills, how do you make millions of dollars by making what, 200, 250 a year. Where's she making all this money ? It's corruption to the max.

  5. Katie Porter:

    Elizabeth Warren is the candidate we need to beat Donald Trump in 2020, root out corruption in 2021 and make big structural change to bring relief to working families all across the country.

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