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Definition: Integrity

Quick Summary of Integrity

Adherence to a set of professional values, where a person (or corporation) tells the truth, keeps their promises, and treats others fairly.

What is the dictionary definition of Integrity?

Dictionary Definition

  1. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
  2. The state of being wholesome; unimpaired
  3. The quality or condition of being complete; pure
  4. With regards to data encryption, ensuring that information is not altered by unauthorized persons in a way that is not detectable by authorized users
  5. The ability of a system to provide timely warnings to users when they should not be used for navigation.

Examples of Integrity in a sentence

The integrity of the tobacco industry has been seriously questioned over the past couple of decades.
Trina used to work for the city’s leading legal firm, but her personal integrity was challenged by the types of clients they accepted, and she moved into the charitable defence field.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Integrity. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 18, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Integrity. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 18, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Integrity. Retrieved September 18, 2021, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Integrity are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 15th February, 2020 | 4 Views.