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Meaning of ETHICS

Pronunciation:  'ethiks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the philosophical study of moral values and rules
  2. [n]  motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

ETHICS is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: ethical motive, moral philosophy, morality, morals
 See Also: casuistry, Christ Within, conscience, endaemonism, eudemonism, hedonism, hedonism, Inner Light, Light, Light Within, moral sense, motivation, motive, need, philosophy, scruples, sense of right and wrong



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Eth"ics\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]thique. See {Ethic}.]
The science of human duty; the body of rules of duty drawn
from this science; a particular system of principles and
rules concerting duty, whether true or false; rules of
practice in respect to a single class of human actions; as,
political or social ethics; medical ethics.

      The completeness and consistency of its morality is the
      peculiar praise of the ethics which the Bible has
      taught.                                  --I. Taylor.

Computing Dictionary

computer ethics

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Of or relating to moral action and conduct; professionally right; conforming to professional standards.
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