re·​mu·​ner·​a·​tion | \ri-ˌmyü-nə-ˈrā-shən \

Definition of remuneration 

1 : something that remunerates : recompense, pay

2 : an act or fact of remunerating

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Synonyms & Antonyms for remuneration


compensation, disbursement, giving, paying, payment, remitment, remittance



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Our evidence shows remuneration to be most at home in writing that concerns financial matters, especially when large amounts of money-or other forms of compensation-are involved. Whether it's because money denotes numerals, or simply because the "n" and "m" are adjacent to each other on our keyboards, "reMUNeration" appears misspelled as "reNUMeration" to a rather inordinate degree in an electronic database of published periodicals. (Renumeration, a very rare word, means "to enumerate [to count or list] again.") It pays to know that the "-mun-" in remuneration is from Latin munus, meaning "gift," a root it shares with munificent, an adjective which means "very liberal in giving."

Examples of remuneration in a Sentence

She was given generous remunerations for her work. customers who are tardy in their remuneration will be subject to extra charges

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Critics say they are motivated by executives’ desire to boost the value of the stock options and allocations in their remuneration packages. Avantika Chilkoti, WSJ, "Corporate Buybacks Return, Supporting Market," 2 Nov. 2018 The remuneration from the rental and lending of various sound recordings and videos via libraries remain stable at €2.4 million. Wolfgang Spahr, Billboard, "German Neighbouring Rights Org GVL Reports 14 Percent Revenue Hike," 22 June 2018 But college basketball players’ remuneration is largely capped at tuition, room and board. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, "Basketball Panel Doesn’t Tackle Athlete Compensation Issue," 25 Apr. 2018 The bank’s non-executive directors’ remuneration also increased 15 percent to 400 million shillings, the report showed. Bella Genga,, "Kenya's Biggest Bank to Pay Bonuses After Court Battle," 12 Apr. 2018 And what about a fair remuneration for the creators of these contents? Wolfgang Spahr, Billboard, "German Rights Body GEMA Applauds Europe-Wide Efforts to Curtail 'Parasitic' Value Models of Digital Services," 19 June 2018 Such a classification dictates whether they were owed health care and other forms of remuneration. Michael Mccann,, "NFL Teams Previously Have Settled in Cheerleader Lawsuits. Will Texans' Ex-Cheerleaders Set Different Precedent?," 25 June 2018 There are mitigation strategies that have to do with actual remuneration of damages done there. Greg Trotter,, "In Chicago, Trump’s ag secretary says pain from China trade fight ‘a temporary situation’," 26 June 2018 Fiction promised better remuneration than poetry, and Neruda received a small advance to write a thriller. Benjamin Kunkel, The New Republic, "The partisan world of Pablo Neruda," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of remuneration

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of remuneration was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of remuneration

: an amount of money paid to someone for the work that person has done

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