Definition of integrity in English:


Line breaks: in¦teg|rity
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtɛgrɪti


[mass noun]
  • 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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