What does ethics mean?

Definitions for ethics
ˈɛθ ɪksethics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ethical motive, ethics, morals, moralitynoun

    motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

  2. ethics, moral philosophynoun

    the philosophical study of moral values and rules

Wiktionary

  1. ethicsnoun

    The study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct.

    Etymology: From ethique, from ethica, from ἠθική, from ἠθικός, from ἦθος.

  2. ethicsnoun

    Morality.

    Etymology: From ethique, from ethica, from ἠθική, from ἠθικός, from ἦθος.

  3. ethicsnoun

    The standards that govern the conduct of a person, especially a member of a profession.

    Etymology: From ethique, from ethica, from ἠθική, from ἠθικός, from ἦθος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ethicsnoun

    the science of human duty; the body of rules of duty drawn from this science; a particular system of principles and rules concerting duty, whether true or false; rules of practice in respect to a single class of human actions; as, political or social ethics; medical ethics

    Etymology: [Cf. F. thique. See Ethic.]

Freebase

  1. Ethics

    Ethics, also known as moral philosophy, is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct. The term comes from the Greek word ethos, which means "character". Ethics is a complement to Aesthetics in the philosophy field of Axiology. In philosophy, ethics studies the moral behavior in humans and how one should act. Ethics may be divided into four major areas of study: ⁕Meta-ethics, about the theoretical meaning and reference of moral propositions and how their truth values may be determined; ⁕Normative ethics, about the practical means of determining a moral course of action; ⁕Applied ethics, about how moral outcomes can be achieved in specific situations; ⁕Descriptive ethics, also known as comparative ethics, is the study of people's beliefs about morality; Ethics seeks to resolve questions dealing with human morality—concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice and crime.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ethics

    the science which treats of the distinction between right and wrong and of the moral sense by which they are discriminated.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ethics

    The philosophy or code pertaining to what is ideal in human character and conduct. Also, the field of study dealing with the principles of morality.

Editors Contribution

  1. ethicsnoun

    Plural noun of the word ethic.

    Ethics are vital within a just and fair business community, society, government or organization.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 14, 2016  
  2. ethics

    The principles of just, fair, honest, transparent, peaceful and unifying behavior and choices.

    Ethics are so important in life and honesty, transparency and justice are vital for a just society that creates for the benefit of everyone.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

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  1. itches, tiches

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethics in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ethics in a Sentence

  1. Maxim Behar:

    The two main treats of the world of total transparency are its hyper-dynamics (because everything is shifting at a mind-blowing speed) and an immeasurably higher dose of ethics.

  2. Alice Fisher:

    The law is clear that any American -- including a Senator -- may participate in the stock market based on public information, as Richard Burr did. When this issue arose, Richard Burr immediately asked the Senate Ethics Committee to conduct a complete review, and Richard Burr will cooperate with that review as well as any other appropriate inquiry.

  3. Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi:

    The question is, is this an ethics violation of the rules of the House? i think he (McCarthy) clearly, gleefully claimed that this had a political purpose and had a political success.

  4. Richard Painter:

    He bent over backwards to get things done – he was a strong supporter of our ethics program.

  5. Liam Fox:

    It's not a problem with the ambassador. This a problem with the ethics of the individual who carried out this particular leak.

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