Definition of Integrity

1. Noun. An undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting. "He took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia"

Exact synonyms: Unity, Wholeness
Generic synonyms: State
Specialized synonyms: Completeness, Incompleteness, Rawness
Attributes: Broken, Unbroken, Whole, Fractional
Derivative terms: Whole

2. Noun. Moral soundness. "They admired his scrupulous professional integrity"
Group relationships: Character, Fiber, Fibre
Specialized synonyms: Probity
Generic synonyms: Honestness, Honesty

Definition of Integrity

1. n. The state or quality of being entire or complete; wholeness; entireness; unbroken state; as, the integrity of an empire or territory.

Definition of Integrity

1. Noun. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being wholesome; unimpaired ¹

3. Noun. The quality or condition of being complete; pure ¹

4. Noun. (cryptography) With regards to data encryption, ensuring that information is not altered by unauthorized persons in a way that is not detectable by authorized users. ¹

5. Noun. (aviation) The ability of a system to provide timely warnings to users when they should not be used for navigation. ¹

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Definition of Integrity

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Medical Definition of Integrity

1. 1. Quality of being honest and morally upright, 2. Condition of being whole or undivided (a nation's integrity, the integrity of the patient). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Integrity

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Literary usage of Integrity

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1. The English Reader; Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: From the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1828)
"Tfie man of integrity. 1. ... the man of integrity, as by its nature it is a plain one, and easily understood. He is one who makes it his constant rule to ..."

2. The English Reader, Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best by Lindley Murray (1801)
"i * The Man of integrity. It will not take much time to delineate the character of the man of integrity, as by its nature it is a plain one, ..."

3. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"Words are proof of integrity, deeds still more. Here one requires extraordinary care, deep observation, subtle discernment, and judicious decision. ccxcii ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"As the greater number were of some trade or profession, it was incumbent on them, by the strictest integrity and the fairest dealing, to remove the ..."

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