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corruptionnoun

uk   us   /kəˈrʌp.ʃən/
  • corruption noun (BAD BEHAVIOUR)

C1 [U] illegal, ​bad, or ​dishonestbehaviour, ​especially by ​people in ​positions of ​power: The ​film is about a ​youngpoliceofficer and his ​struggle to expose corruption in the ​force. Political corruption is ​widespreadthroughout the ​country.

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  • corruption noun (CHANGED WORD)

[C] in ​language, a word whose ​originalform has been ​changed: The ​swear word "​bloody" is ​wronglythought by some to be a corruption of the words "by ​ourLady".
(Definition of corruption from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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corruptionnoun [U]

uk   us   /kəˈrʌpʃən/
dishonest or ​illegalbehaviour involving a ​person in a ​position of ​power, for ​example, ​acceptingmoney for doing something ​illegal or immoral: He was a ​member of the ​team looking into allegations of corruption in the ​localgovernment 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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