Definition of integrity in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtɛɡrɪti/


[mass noun]
1The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles: a gentleman of complete integrity
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  • Those who doubted, and they were few, spoke of a man of integrity with a strong commitment to republicanism.
  • I knew him for years, travelled his country with him, and he was a man of strong character and integrity.
  • The nobility, integrity, and visionary qualities of the man are reflected in his music.
2The state of being whole and undivided: upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty
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  • We want an Iraq that preserves its territorial integrity, its unity and its sovereignty.
  • Yeltsin had made repeated overtures to the Chechens to preserve Russia's territorial integrity.
  • His objective of subverting the unity and territorial integrity of India remains unchanged.
unity, unification, wholeness, coherence, cohesion, undividedness, togetherness, solidarity, coalition
2.1The condition of being unified or sound in construction: the structural integrity of the novel
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  • It is also a good indicator of the general condition and structural integrity of the pavement condition.
  • Our observations suggest that the structural integrity of the aircraft is compromised.
  • Reliance on these principles contributes to the relative autonomy and structural integrity of the legal system.
2.2Internal consistency or lack of corruption in electronic data: [as modifier]: integrity checking
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  • Omitting database integrity checks can lead to corrupted data residing inside the database.
  • Once your setup is working properly, run an integrity check via cron on a regular basis.
  • A drive that's been idle for a while is powered on and exercised, while its data is checked for integrity.


Late Middle English (in sense 2): from French intégrité or Latin integritas, from integer 'intact' (see integer). Compare with entirety, integral, and integrate.

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