integrity

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English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French intégrité, from Latin integritās (soundness, integrity), from integer. Doublet of entirety.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɛɡɹəti/, /ɪnˈtɛɡɹɪti/
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Noun

integrity (countable and uncountable, plural integrities)

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

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