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English definition of “corruption”

corruption

noun [U]
 
 
/kəˈrʌpʃən/
BAD BEHAVIOUR dishonest or immoral behaviour, usually by people in positions of power: He was arrested for corruption and bribery.DishonestFraud and corruption
MAKE DISHONEST the act of making someone or something become dishonest or immoral: the corruption of innocent young childrenDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingDishonestFraud and corruption
COMPUTER the fact of information on a computer being damaged in some way and not able to be used: data corruptionComputer conceptsDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
(Definition of corruption from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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