Corruption is a general concept describing any organized, interdependent system in which part of the system is either not performing duties it was originally intended to, or performing them in an improper way, to the detriment of the system's original purpose.
Specific types of corruption include:
Political corruption, corruption of a political system where public officials seek illegitimate personal gain through actions such as bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, patronage, graft, and embezzlement.
Data corruption, the receiving of data which is different from that which was transmitted or otherwise intended
Corruption (grammar) of language or a text into a broken form or a different meaning
Tempting a mind to do wrong things eg: corrupting the youth.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, the third video game in the Metroid Prime series, for the Nintendo Wii