Definitions for Compensationˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
com•pen•sa•tionˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃən(n.)
the act of compensating.
the state of being compensated.
something given or received for services, debt, loss, injury, etc.; indemnity; reparation; payment.
Biol.the improvement of any defect by the excessive development or action of another part of the same structure.
a psychological mechanism by which an individual attempts to make up for some personal deficiency by developing or stressing another aspect of personality or ability.
Origin of compensation:
1350–1400; < L
something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
compensation(noun)ˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃən
money paid for loss, damage, etc.
compensation paid to the victims of the fire
compensationˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃən
sth that balances a negative
One of the compensations of getting older is being wiser.; Seeing him was some compensation for missing the party.
The act or principle of compensating.
That which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent; that which makes good the lack or variation of something else; that which compensates for loss or privation; amends; remuneration; recompense.
The extinction of debts of which two persons are reciprocally debtors by the credits of which they are reciprocally creditors; the payment of a debt by a credit of equal amount; a set-off.
A recompense or reward for some loss or service.
An equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate, in which it is customary to provide that errors in description, etc., shall not avoid, but shall be the subject of compensation.
The relationship between air temperature outside a building and a calculated target temperature for provision of air or water to contained rooms or spaces for the purpose of efficient heating. In building control systems the compensation curve is defined to a compensator for this purpose.
the act or principle of compensating
that which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent; that which makes good the lack or variation of something else; that which compensates for loss or privation; amends; remuneration; recompense
the extinction of debts of which two persons are reciprocally debtors by the credits of which they are reciprocally creditors; the payment of a debt by a credit of equal amount; a set-off
a recompense or reward for some loss or service
an equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate, in which it is customary to provide that errors in description, etc., shall not avoid, but shall be the subject of compensation
Compensation is an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It appeared in his book Essays, first published 1841. In 1844, Essays: Second Series was published, and subsequent republishings of Essays were renamed Essays: First Series.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Compensation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3183
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Rank popularity for the word 'Compensation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3521
Rank popularity for the word 'Compensation' in Nouns Frequency: #1330
Translations for Compensation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
payment etc given for loss or injury
He received a large sum of money as compensation when he was injured at work.
- skadeloosstelling, skadevergoeding, vergoedingAfrikaans
- compensaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die EntschädigungGerman
- erstatning; godtgørelseDanish
- פִּצוּי @@@פִּיצוּי$$$Hebrew
- nadoknada, odštetaCroatian
- ganti rugiIndonesian
- indennizzo, indennitàItalian
- pembayaran pampasanMalay
- erstatning, kompensasjon, godtgjøringNorwegian
- skadestånd, ersättningSwedish
- 補償，賠償Chinese (Trad.)
- компенсація, відшкодуванняUkrainian
- sự bồi thườngVietnamese
- 赔偿，补偿Chinese (Simp.)
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