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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ethics  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ethics 
  n  1:  motivation  based  on  ideas  of  right  and  wrong  [syn:  {ethical 
  motive},  {morals},  {morality}] 
  2:  the  philosophical  study  of  moral  values  and  rules  [syn:  {moral 
  philosophy}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ethics 
 
  {computer  ethics} 
 
 




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