Definitions for integrity
ɪnˈtɛg rɪ tiin·tegri·ty
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integrity, unity, wholenessnoun
an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
"the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development"; "he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia"
"he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business"; "they admired his scrupulous professional integrity"
Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
The state of being wholesome; unimpaired
The quality or condition of being complete; pure
With regards to data encryption, ensuring that information is not altered by unauthorized persons in a way that is not detectable by authorized users.
The ability of a system to provide timely warnings to users when they should not be used for navigation.
Etymology: From integritas, from integer.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: integrité, Fr. integritas, from integer, Lat.
Mangles true judgment, and bereaves the state
Of that integrity which should become it. William Shakespeare, Coriol.
Macduff, this noble passion,
Child of integrity, hath from my soul
Wip'd the black scruples, reconcil'd my thoughts
To thy good truth and honour. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Whoever has examined both parties cannot go far towards the extremes of either, without violence to his integrity or understanding. Jonathan Swift.
The libertine, instead of attempting to corrupt our integrity, will conceal and disguise his own vices. John Rogers.
Language continued long in its purity and integrity. Matthew Hale.
Take away this transformation, and there is no chasm, nor can it affect the integrity of the action. William Broome.
Integrity is the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Integrity can stand in opposition to hypocrisy, in that judging with the standards of integrity involves regarding internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding within themselves apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs. The word integrity evolved from the Latin adjective integer, meaning whole or complete. In this context, integrity is the inner sense of "wholeness" deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character.
Integrity refers to the quality of being honest, having strong moral principles, and being consistent in one's actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. It is associated with truthfulness, fairness, and ethical behavior, and is often seen as the opposite of hypocrisy.
the state or quality of being entire or complete; wholeness; entireness; unbroken state; as, the integrity of an empire or territory
moral soundness; honesty; freedom from corrupting influence or motive; -- used especially with reference to the fulfillment of contracts, the discharge of agencies, trusts, and the like; uprightness; rectitude
unimpaired, unadulterated, or genuine state; entire correspondence with an original condition; purity
Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Integrity can be regarded as the opposite of hypocrisy, in that integrity regards internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs. The word "integrity" stems from the Latin adjective integer. In this context, integrity is the inner sense of "wholeness" deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. As such, one may judge that others "have integrity" to the extent that they act according to the values, beliefs and principles they claim to hold. A value system's abstraction depth and range of applicable interaction may also function as significant factors in identifying integrity due to their congruence or lack of congruence with observation. A value system may evolve over time while retaining integrity if those who espouse the values account for and resolve inconsistencies.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-teg′ri-ti, n. entireness, wholeness: the unimpaired state of anything: uprightness: honesty: purity. [See Integer.]
The truth, sense of fairness and justness, honesty, transparency, ethics and morality expressed through our actions.
Integrity is an important quality and is valued by all people.
Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'integrity' in Nouns Frequency: #2320
The numerical value of integrity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of integrity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
We must maintain the integrity of the White House, and that integrity must be real, not transparent. There can be no whitewash at the White House.
I have nothing to conceal, nor have I ever deliberately conducted myself in a manner that compromises my integrity or the integrity of this office.
The integrity of states is ruled by the socioeconomic well-being theory. The degree of the stability of any social system is proportional to the degree of its economic growth and vice versa. Stated differently, the risk to national integrity increases proportionally to the country's economic decline.
Hire and promote first on the basis of integrity; second, motivation; third, capacity; fourth, understanding; fifth, knowledge; and last and least, experience. Without integrity, motivation is dangerous; without motivation, capacity is impotent; without capacity, understanding is limited; without understanding, knowledge is meaningless; without knowledge, experience is blind. Experience is easy to provide and quickly put to good use by people with all the other qualities.
Data integrity really sounds off alarm bells for us ... if you see data integrity on the surface, there is likely a lot going on underneath.
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- enteresa, integritatCatalan, Valencian
- celistvost, integrita, zásadovostCzech
- yhtenäisyys, kokonaisuus, suoraselkäisyys, rehellisyys, eheysFinnish
- honestas, puritas, integritasLatin
- честность, целостностьRussian
- integritet, čestitost, cjelovitostSerbo-Croatian
- chính trựcVietnamese
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