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"ethic" in British English

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ethicnoun

uk   /ˈeθ.ɪk/ us   /ˈeθ.ɪk/
(Definition of ethic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ethic" in American English

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ethicnoun [C usually pl]

us   /ˈeθ·ɪk/
a system of accepted beliefs that control behavior, esp. such a system based on morals: Our school promotes an ethic of service to the community.
ethical
adjective us   /ˈeθ·ɪ·kəl/
No ethical physician would prescribe that drug.
ethically
adverb us   /ˈeθ·ɪk·li/
Laughing at your clients is ethically wrong.
(Definition of ethic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ethic" in Business English

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ethicnoun [C, usually plural]

uk   /ˈeθɪk/ us  
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY a system of accepted rules about behaviour, based on what is considered right and wrong: business/professional ethics It would be contrary to business ethics to refuse her insurance cover. A coach is required to comply with the National Governing Body's code of ethics. We promote an ethic of cooperation and social reciprocity.
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(Definition of ethic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“ethic” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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