What does ethics mean?

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ˈɛθ ɪksethics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality(noun)

    motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

  2. ethics, moral philosophy(noun)

    the philosophical study of moral values and rules

Wiktionary

  1. ethics(Noun)

    The study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct.

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

  2. ethics(Noun)

    Morality.

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

  3. ethics(Noun)

    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. Ethics(noun)

    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. ethics

    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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  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. Lincoln Chafee:

    I know that I have had an ethical, long career in public service. And I am very proud of that. Not once a question of my ethics.

  2. Noah Bookbinder:

    The Office of Government Ethics has now determined that the President's debt to Michael Cohen needs to be reported on his financial disclosure report, rejecting the President's claim that it does not, because this was a debt incurred in 2016 and repaid starting in early 2017, it clearly should have been included on the President's 2017 report, which covered any debts through May 2017.

  3. Patrick Kanner:

    We know very well that FIFA's ethics committee has been very close to the former managers, notably Sepp Blatter ... who is perhaps dragging down with him the man he expected to be his successor but who was not always the man he wanted to see take his place, i regret this because Michel Platini is in a sense being hounded. Was he able to defend himself under fair conditions? I'm not convinced.

  4. Armanatha Nasir:

    The police are undertaking investigation and have stated that disciplinary action will be taken in accordance with rules and regulations as well as the police code of ethics.

  5. Speaker Setya Novanto:

    To preserve the dignity and honor of Indonesia's house of representatives, and to create public order, I hereby declare my resignation as chairman of the House of Representatives for the period of 2014-2019, this letter is the basis for us to immediately close the hearing because this is in line with the formulation of the verdict that would have been taken by the ethics committee.

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