What does compensation mean?

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

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.

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. Andrei Karlov:

    Vladimir Vladimirovich has made clear our terms which will allow to restore our relations: apologies, punishment for those guilty and compensation, the first has happened, we are now waiting for the second and third.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I will be campaigning in support of the Liberty Union utility proposal which calls for the public ownership of Vermont's private electric companies without compensation to the banks and wealthy stockholders who own the vast majority of stock in these companies, i will also be calling for public ownership of New England Telephone company -- which is probably the single greatest rip-off company in America.

  3. William Darity Jr.:

    This is not just about the number of jobs, but also the quality of jobs, we effectively place a floor on the quality of compensation that's provided not only by the public sector, but by the private sector. One of the intentional goals of the federal jobs guarantee is to eliminate bad jobs.

  4. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani:

    The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran officially complained about America to the International Court of Justice for the confiscation and theft of two billion dollars of the property of the central bank, and demanded the condemnation of Washington's anti-Iranian action and compensation for damages.

  5. Gloria Allred:

    However, the victims we represent have suffered significant damage as a result of their abuse by Jeffrey Epstein and even if the fund protocol may appear appropriate, we will not be able to judge if their damages will be valued appropriately unless and until we enter the compensation process.

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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
  • פיצויHebrew
  • compensatieDutch
  • compensaçãoPortuguese
  • compensare, compensațieRomanian
  • возмещение, компенсация, уравниваниеRussian
  • obeštećenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • tazminat, telafi, ödenceTurkish

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