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ethics

Pronunciation: /ˈeθɪks/

Translation of ethics in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Philos] (+ singular verb/+ verbo en singular) ética (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • They thought that fundamental principles of ethics could be seen to be true by the natural light of reason.
    • Either way the technical difference between moral philosophy and ethics is so minimal as to be irrelevant.
    • Surely they're old enough to learn about ethics and moral philosophy, tailored to their age.
  • 2 (+ plural verb/+ verbo en plural) (morality) ética (feminine) medical/professional ethics ética (feminine) médica/profesional
    Example sentences
    • I'm not saying that ethics committees that question research proposals are always being pedantic.
    • Now the couple have been told the private clinic in England is willing to put their case to its ethics committee.
    • The study was performed in accordance with the regulations laid down by the hospital's ethics committee.

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