Integrity definition

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The quality or state of being complete; unbroken condition; wholeness; entirety.
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The quality or state of being of sound moral principle; uprightness, honesty, and sincerity.
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The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness.

Replaced a lost book to restore the integrity of his collection.

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Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.

A leader of great integrity.

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The state of being unimpaired; soundness.

The building's integrity remained intact following the mild earthquake.

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The quality or state of being unimpaired; perfect condition; soundness.
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The definition of integrity is the following of moral or ethical principles, and doing the same as what you say.
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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.
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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.

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(aviation) The ability of a system to provide timely warnings to users when they should not be used for navigation.
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Assuring accuracy and completeness, and adequately performing to some set of specifications. Pipkin, D.L. Halting the Hacker: A Practical Guide to Computer Security. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003.
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The state of being wholesome; unimpaired.
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(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.
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Moral Truths - You hold widely held beliefs. For example, it is widely considered an inalienable truth that killing is wrong.
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The quality or condition of being complete; pure.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
integrity
Plural:
integrities

Origin of integrity

  • Middle English integrite from Old French from Latin integritās soundness from integer whole, complete tag- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French intégrité, from Latin integritās (“soundness, integrity”), from integer.

    From Wiktionary