Definitions for Compensationˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•pen•sa•tionˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of compensating.

  2. the state of being compensated.

  3. something given or received for services, debt, loss, injury, etc.; indemnity; reparation; payment.

  4. Biol.the improvement of any defect by the excessive development or action of another part of the same structure.

    Category: Physiology

  5. 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.

    Category: Psychology

Origin of compensation:

1350–1400; < L

com`pen•sa′tion•al(adj.)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. compensation(noun)ˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃən

    money paid for loss, damage, etc.

    compensation paid to the victims of the fire

  2. 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.

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


Translations for Compensation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

compensation(noun)

payment etc given for loss or injury

He received a large sum of money as compensation when he was injured at work.

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