What does Compensation mean?

Definitions for Compensationˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Compensation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. compensation(noun)

    something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

  2. compensation(noun)

    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors

  3. recompense, compensation(noun)

    the act of compensating for service or loss or injury

Wiktionary

  1. compensation(Noun)

    The act or principle of compensating.

  2. compensation(Noun)

    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.

  3. compensation(Noun)

    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.

  4. compensation(Noun)

    A recompense or reward for some loss or service.

  5. compensation(Noun)

    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.

  6. compensation(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compensation(noun)

    the act or principle of compensating

  2. Compensation(noun)

    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

  3. Compensation(noun)

    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

  4. Compensation(noun)

    a recompense or reward for some loss or service

  5. Compensation(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. 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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Compensation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3183

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Compensation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3521

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Compensation' in Nouns Frequency: #1330

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Compensation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Compensation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kierkegaard:

    People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

  2. Otto von Bismark:

    Beware of sentimental alliances where the consciousness of good deeds is the only compensation for noble sacrifices.

  3. Josie Cohen:

    There was very little compensation - 98 percent of the people we interviewed hadn’t received any compensation for the land.

  4. Elzbieta Bienkowska:

    I would like to ask you to reconsider your stance regarding compensation and reflect on the ways to offer compensation also to the European consumers.

  5. Bertrand Russell:

    The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others.

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Translations for Compensation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تعويArabic
  • компенсация, уравняване, обезщетениеBulgarian
  • compensacióCatalan, Valencian
  • Kompensierung, Kompensation, Abfindung, Entlohnung, Ausgleich, Ersatz, Ausgleichzahlung, WiedergutmachungGerman
  • αντιστάθμιση, αποζημίωση, συμψηφισμός, αμοιβήGreek
  • compensaciónSpanish
  • hüvitisEstonian
  • kompensaatio, kauppahinta, hyvitys, palkkio, korvaus, vastike, palkka, kuittausFinnish
  • indemnisation, dédommagement, contrepartie, compensation, émolumentFrench
  • kárpótlásHungarian
  • kompensasiIndonesian
  • compensazioneItalian
  • compensatieDutch
  • compensaçãoPortuguese
  • compensare, compensațieRomanian
  • возмещение, компенсация, уравниваниеRussian
  • obeštećenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • tazminat, telafi, ödenceTurkish

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