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corruption

Pronunciation: /kəˈrʌpʃən/

Translation of corruption in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (of morals, language) corrupción (feminine) he was accused of bribery and corruption lo acusaron de soborno y corrupción the corruption of minors la corrupción de menores
    Example sentences
    • Righting wrongs and fighting evil, corruption, wickedness and stupidity is just part time work.
    • He sinned, and his nature was thereby corrupted and depraved; and this corruption is conveyed to all his posterity.
    • She does not die as a victim, but having forgiven her executioners, she talks back at them and tries to show them their corruption, perversion and inhumanity.
    Example sentences
    • Barolini's love for language is evident throughout the book as well; much of the prose is concerned with ferreting out word origins, with word play, corruptions, and evolution.
    • However, all phoneticians and linguists agree that the widely held view that many accents are corruptions of a pure pronunciation has no scientific basis whatsoever.
    • I am disinterested in their games, parties, loves and hates - and frequently distressed by their corruptions of the language.
    1.2 u and c (of text) deformación (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • This can cause data corruption, particularly with databases.
    • Access errors lead to data corruption, which causes a program to behave incorrectly or crash.
    • The tool enables the user to choose which records to display and includes safety mechanisms to prevent accidental data corruption.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable [Religion/Religión] [literary/literario] corrupción (feminine) the corruption of the flesh la corrupción de la carne

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