integrity[in teg′rə tē]
The definition of integrity is the following of moral or ethical principles, and doing the same as what you say.
Determining What Is Ethical
You will probably be behaving ethically if:
- Public Policy - You behave in line with what most people believe is right.
- Personal Judgment - You do what you know in your heart is right.
- Moral Truths - You hold widely held beliefs. For example, it is widely considered an inalienable truth that killing is wrong.
There is no clear answer to what is ethical or to what ethical behavior is. Many turn to religion or to the law to give guidance as to ethical behavior.
- An example of integrity is the adherence to all of the Ten Commandments.
- An example of integrity is a person who speaks about the need to improve the educational system in the United States and who volunteers to tutor local school children, or votes for a proposal to give raises to high performing teachers, or gives money to charities that provided scholarships for deserving students.
- the quality or state of being complete; unbroken condition; wholeness; entirety
- the quality or state of being unimpaired; perfect condition; soundness
- the quality or state of being of sound moral principle; uprightness, honesty, and sincerity
Origin of integrityLate Middle English integrite ; from Classical Latin integritas ; from integer: see integer
- Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code: a leader of great integrity.
- The state of being unimpaired; soundness: The building's integrity remained intact following the mild earthquake.
- The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness: replaced a lost book to restore the integrity of his collection.
Origin of integrityMiddle English integrite, from Old French, from Latin integritās, soundness, from integer, whole, complete; see tag- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural integrities)
- Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
- The state of being wholesome; unimpaired
- The quality or condition of being complete; pure
- (cryptography) With regards to data encryption, ensuring that information is not altered by unauthorized persons in a way that is not detectable by authorized users.
- (aviation) The ability of a system to provide timely warnings to users when they should not be used for navigation.
integrity - Computer Definition
Assuring accuracy and completeness, and adequately performing to some set of specifications.
See Also: Ethic, White Hat Hacker.
Pipkin, D.L. Halting the Hacker: A Practical Guide to Computer Security. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003.