corruption Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “corruption” in the English Dictionary

"corruption" in British English

See all translations

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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • 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)

"corruption" in Business English

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of corruption?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“corruption” in Business English

More meanings of “corruption”

Word of the Day

carnival

(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More