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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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. Karma Tsering Sherpa:

    I understand FIFA certainly have some other priorities, such as World Cup, elections and changes in the ethics committee but this should not be an excuse for ignoring our association.

  2. Ali Mufuruki:

    Corruption is the single biggest threat to Africa's growth, the solution lies in good, ethical leadership, strong and enforceable laws against corruption, severe sanctions for corruption crimes underpinned by a national culture of promoting ethics from family to national level.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    But you know the thing is that this points to the larger issue: Where are the ethics in all of this? this is not a market opportunity for business, it is a moral imperative for public health in our country. The last thing we need is political interference into science.

  4. Eileen Hawley:

    It is a common practice for candidates to make loans to their campaigns and any loans were done in compliance with Kansas law and ethics regulations.

  5. James Pooley:

    The issue is much deeper and more troubling than just staffing WIPO’s Ethics Office with temporary personnel, i filed a complaint of retaliation on Oct. 8, 2014, almost two months before my term at World Intellectual Property Organization ended, and the agency at first did nothing about it.

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