Corruption definition

kə-rŭpshən
The act or fact of making, becoming, or being corrupt.
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(linguistics) A debased or nonstandard form of a word, expression, or text, resulting from misunderstanding, transcription error, mishearing, etc.
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Something that is evil but is supposed to be good.
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(rare) A corrupting influence.
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Bribery or similar dishonest dealings.
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Evil or wicked behavior; depravity.
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The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.
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The definition of corruption means evil, decay and dishonesty.

An example of corruption is a government that pretends to be for the protection of people, but is selecting vendors based on how their contracts will benefit them personally.

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Decay; rot.
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The act or process of corrupting.
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The state of being corrupt.
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The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.
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The product of corruption; putrid matter.
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The decomposition of biological matter.
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(computing) The destruction of data by manipulation of parts of it, either by deliberate or accidental human action or by imperfections in storage or transmission media.
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The act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct; as, a corruption of style; corruption in language.
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Decay; putridity; rottenness.
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Something corrupted, as an improperly altered word or text.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
corruption
Plural:
corruptions

Origin of corruption

  • From French corruption, from Latin corruptiō

    From Wiktionary