Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

what is integrity and cite for example?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Integrity is the concept of basing of one's actions on an internally consistent framework of principles.

    Integrity can be expressed as personal honesty: acting according to one's beliefs and values at all times.

    Integrity can be seen as a virtue in that accountability and moral responsibility are necessary tools for maintaining consistency between one's actions and one's principles, methods and measures, especially when an expected result appears incongruent with observed outcome.

    Examples Of Integrity In Business

    The Duke of Wellington once purchased an estate near Strathfieldsaye. His steward negotiated the purchase, and, taking advantage of the seller's difficulties secured the estate for 4,000 pounds, when it was clearly worth 5,500. The steward afterwards boasted of the cheapness of his purchase to the hero of Waterloo. The Duke listened to the recital with feelings of indignation, and directed his steward to take 1,500 at once to the man, and give it to him as the full value of the property. This was honorable, praiseworthy, and right; yet it was what so few business men think they are called upon to do, in the modern view of the case. Business recognizes no rights. It is carried on as a system of theft, extortion, and wickedness, and men rarely get it into their heads that a sharp bar-gain " is generally the poorest bargain.


    Thirty years ago a boy was struggling through the snows of Chenango Valley, trying to hire himself to a blacksmith. He succeeded and learned his trade, but did more. He took it into his head that he could make a better hammer than any other man had made. He devoted himself to the task for more than a quarter of a century. He studied the chemistry of metals, the strength of materials, the philosophy of form. He studied failures. Each broken hammer taught him a lesson. There was no part of the process that he did not master. He taxed his wit to invent machines to perfect and cheapen his processes. No improvement in working steel or iron escaped his notice. What may not twenty-five years of effort accomplish when concentrated on a single object? He earned success; and now, when his name is stamped on a steel hammer, it is his note, his bond, his integrity embodied in steel. The spirit of the man is in each hammer; and the work, like the man, is unrivalled. Mr. Maydole is now acknowledged to have made the best hammer in the world. Even the sons of Thor across the sea admit it.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you have integrity, you are honest and firm in your moral principles.

    Not being able to recall an example of integrity right now, I will like to say that integrity is not related to a person being rich or poor, dumb or intelligent, civilized or rural, young or old. It is certainly an inborn quality which you cannot find from someone's appearance.

    I salute them.


  • 1 decade ago

    Having integrity means adhering steadfastly to a set of morals that does not change.

    For example, you would want someone with integrity to, say, watch your luggage while you went to the bathroom. Someone with integrity would not steal your bags and would not completely ignore them either.

  • Basically a combination of honesty and dependability, but honesty is the most important aspect. Returning a wallet you find on the street would be one example; another would be a public servant doing their job in a manner which fosters the trust of the public they serve on a continual basis who adheres to guiding principles.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.

    The state of being unimpaired; soundness.

    The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness.

    [Middle English integrite, from Old French, from Latin integritās, soundness, from integer, whole, complete.]

    Computer Desktop Encyclopedia: data integrity

    The quality of correctness, completeness, wholeness, soundness and compliance with the intention of the creators of the data. It is achieved by preventing accidental or deliberate but unauthorized insertion, modification or destruction of data in a database. Data integrity is one of the six fundamental components of information security (see Parkerian Hexad). See message integrity.

    Business Dictionary: Integrity

    Quality characterized by honesty, reliability, and fairness, developed in a relationship over time. Customers and clients have much more confidence when dealing with a business when they can rely on the representations made.

    Thesaurus: integrity


    Moral or ethical strength: character, fiber, honesty, principle. See strong/weak.

    The quality of being honest: honesty, honor, honorableness, incorruptibility, upstandingness. See honest/dishonest.

    The condition of being free from defects or flaws: durability, firmness, solidity, soundness, stability, strength, wholeness. See better/worse.

    The state of being entirely whole: completeness, entirety, oneness, totality, wholeness. See part/whole.

    Philosophy Dictionary: integrity

    Most simply a synonym for honesty. But integrity is frequently connected with the more complicated notion of a wholeness or harmony of the self, associated with a proper conception of oneself as someone whose life would lose its unity, or be violated by doing various things. It has been argued, notably by Williams, that utilitarianism can make no sense of the range of thoughts this properly engenders, although others have claimed that the aim of living life as a good utilitarian provides its own standards of integrity.

    Complete honesty, uprightness.

    The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their possessions.


    The integrity of science is based on a set of testing principles known as the scientific method. To the extent that a proof follows the requirements of the method, it is considered scientific. The scientific method includes measures to ensure unbiased testing and the requirement that the hypothesis have falsifiability.


    In the philosophy of mathematics, integrity is based on consistency of mathematical proof, which one can test weakly or strongly, as part of the process of differentiating it from folk mathematics. Mathematical integrity is strengthened by being defined as the result of a tautology and where it demonstrably forms a part of a larger and consistent body of mathematics. The term "integrity" was coined and popularized by a prominent mathematics teacher, pHd in the History of Science- Dr. Robert Hall. Integrity is at the core of his moral values.

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