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English definition of “corruption”

corruption

noun [U]
 
 
/kəˈrʌpʃən/
dishonest or illegal behaviour involving a person in a position of power, for example, accepting money for doing something illegal or immoral: He was a member of the team looking into allegations of corruption in the local government building-works department. Aragon pleaded not guilty to all corruption charges. In some of these markets corruption is rife.
IT the fact of information on a computer being damaged in some way and not able to be used: data corruption
(Definition of corruption from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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