what do we mean by the word corruption?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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.

    * Police corruption

    * 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.

  • 1 decade ago

    cor·rup·tion [kə rúpsh'n]

    (plural cor·rup·tions)

    noun

    1. dishonesty for personal gain: dishonest exploitation of power for personal gain

    2. depravity: extreme immorality or depravity

    3. undesirable change: an undesirable change in meaning or another error introduced into a text during copying

    4. corrupting of something: the corrupting of something or somebody, or the state of being corrupt

    5. linguistics altered word or phrase: a word or phrase that has been altered from its original form

    6. rotting: rotting or putrefaction, or the state of being rotten or putrid (archaic)

    Source(s): Microsoft® Encarta® 2007. © 1993-2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • 1 decade ago

    Go to the philippines,you will know the real meaning of corruption.

  • 1 decade ago

    Corruption.......can be in a context like corruption is rife in this government, all the members accept bribes and cash for favours..........corruption is rife in the police force, they will let you off a speeding ticket for cash........corruption, no morals, scruples, to lie and cheat for gain!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Means to steal secretly, mainly it comes from the goverment of many many countries.

  • 1 decade ago

    Mexico. Sadly there is a lot of that in that country.

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