noun: corruption; plural noun: corruptions
1.dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.“the journalist who wants to expose corruption in high places”
synonyms: dishonesty, unscrupulousness, double-dealing, fraud, fraudulence, misconduct, crime, criminality, wrongdoing; More antonyms: honesty
the action of making someone or something morally depraved or the state of being so.“the word “addict” conjures up evil and corruption”
synonyms: immorality, depravity, vice, degeneracy, perversion, debauchery, dissoluteness, decadence, wickedness, evil, sin, sinfulness, ungodliness; Moreformalturpitude“his fall into corruption”
archaicdecay; putrefaction.“the potato turned black and rotten with corruption”
2.the process by which something, typically a word or expression, is changed from its original use or meaning to one that is regarded as erroneous or debased.
synonyms: alteration, bastardization, debasement, adulteration More“these figures have been subject to corruption”
the process of causing errors to appear in a computer program or database.