What does compensation mean?

Definitions for compensation
ˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃəncom·pen·sa·tion

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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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. compensation

    If a detained vessel is lost by the negligence and misconduct of the prize-master, compensation must be rendered, and the actual captors are responsible. The principal being answerable in law for the agent's acts.

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

How to pronounce compensation?

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How to say compensation in sign language?

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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

Examples of compensation in a Sentence

  1. Ram Lakhan Chaudhry:

    Is this the compensation? It is just a joke.

  2. First Liberty:

    He received no compensation for his leadership.

  3. Ana Marta Fernandez:

    So far they've offered us nothing as compensation.

  4. Patrick Leahy:

    You vehemently opposed any compensation for the victims' families.

  5. Gajendra Singh:

    No one in the village has received any compensation from the government.

Images & Illustrations of compensation

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Translations for compensation

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  • 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
  • नुकसान भरपाईHindi
  • kárpótlásHungarian
  • kompensasiIndonesian
  • compensazioneItalian
  • compensatieDutch
  • compensaçãoPortuguese
  • compensare, compensațieRomanian
  • возмещение, компенсация, уравниваниеRussian
  • obeštećenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • tazminat, telafi, ödenceTurkish

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