Definition of compensation
- Age has its compensations.
- Moving to the coast had some drawbacks, but there were also compensations.
- receiving compensation from his employer
The court awarded the victims millions of dollars in compensation.
She offered to pay for lunch as compensation for keeping me waiting.
Moving to the coast had some drawbacks, but there were also compensations.
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: something that is done or given to make up for damage, trouble, etc.
: something good that acts as a balance against something bad or undesirable
: payment given for doing a job
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