Definition of compensation
1a : the act of compensating : the state of being compensatedb : correction of an organic defect or loss by hypertrophy or by increased functioning of another organ or unimpaired parts of the same organc : a psychological mechanism by which feelings of inferiority, frustration, or failure in one field are counterbalanced by achievement in another
2a (1) : something that constitutes an equivalent or recompense Age has its compensations. Moving to the coast had some drawbacks, but there were also compensations. (2) : payment to unemployed or injured workers or their dependents receiving compensation from his employerb : payment, remuneration working without compensation
compensationalplay \ˌkäm-pən-ˈsā-shnəl, -shə-nəl, -ˌpen-\ adjective
Examples of compensation in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of compensation from the Web
Compensation had been set at $240 per meeting since July 2015.
But according to Hobica, United's cap on voluntary compensation proved pennywise.
Cook still made out well with a compensation package valued at $8.7 million for Apple’s fiscal year that ended last September.
Acevedo's salary is $280,000 per year, $105,000 more than former Police Chief Charles McClelland's compensation.
What if Russia demands compensation from the United States for the damage sanctions inflicted on the Russian economy?
The Pennsylvania Attorney General this year investigated whether the trust’s board members were receiving excessive compensation or ignoring conflicts of interest over some of the trust’s beneficiaries.
Flanagan’s compensation was the 26th highest among the top CEOs in each state.
PAI says Groat's total compensation from the company is close to $2 million.)
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Origin and Etymology of compensation
First Known Use: 14th century
COMPENSATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of compensation for English Language Learners
: 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
COMPENSATION Defined for Kids
Definition of compensation for Students
1 : something that makes up for or is given to make up for something else
2 : money paid regularly When the business was struggling, she worked without compensation.
Medical Definition of compensation
1: correction of an organic defect by excessive development or by increased functioning of another organ or unimpaired parts of the same organ cardiac compensation—see decompensation
2: a psychological mechanism by which feelings of inferiority, frustration, or failure in one field are counterbalanced by achievement in another
Legal Definition of compensation
1 : the act of compensating
2 in the civil law of Louisiana : the ending of mutual obligations between two people for money or quantities of fungible things usually by operation of law but sometimes by an agreement
3 : something that makes up for a loss received compensation for the breach of contract; specifically : payment to unemployed or injured workers or their dependents — see also unemployment compensation, workers' compensation
4 : payment for a thing of value tendered or a service rendered the Senators and Representatives shall receive compensation for their services — U.S. Constitution art. I
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