Integrity vs Reliability - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between integrity and reliability

is that integrity is steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code while reliability is the quality of being reliable, dependable, or trustworthy.



  • Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
  • The state of being wholesome; unimpaired
  • The quality or condition of being complete; pure
  • (cryptography) With regards to data encryption, ensuring that information is not altered by unauthorized persons in a way that is not detectable by authorized users.
  • (aviation) The ability of a system to provide timely warnings to users when they should not be used for navigation.
  • Derived terms

    * integrous (very rare)


    (Synonyms) * honesty * uprightness * rectitude * unity * wholeness * purity * goodness * probity * sincerity * virtue * decency



  • The quality of being reliable, dependable or trustworthy.
  • The quality of a measurement indicating the degree to which the measure is consistent, that is, repeated measurements would give the same result (See validity).
  • In engineering measurable time of work before failure