re·​mu·​ner·​a·​tion | \ ri-ˌmyü-nə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce remuneration (audio) \

Definition of remuneration

1 : something that remunerates : recompense, pay
2 : an act or fact of remunerating

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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
Recent Examples on the Web It could be spent toward: hazard pay or straight remuneration for beleaguered or furloughed staff, conservation or purchases of art, upgrades in gallery ventilation systems or expanded digital infrastructure for online programming. Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2021 The labels have said that a move towards equitable remuneration would result in a substantial loss of earnings, reducing their ability to invest in new acts. Alexei Barrionuevo, Billboard, 7 June 2021 Every employment includes limits on the worker's behavior in exchange for his remuneration. Lucas Manfredi, Fox News, 14 June 2021 Every employment includes limits on the worker’s behavior in exchange for remuneration. Chron, 13 June 2021 Every employment includes limits on the worker’s behavior in exchange for remuneration., 13 June 2021 The military operatives taking part were not eligible for such remuneration. Davey Winder, Forbes, 12 June 2021 There’s a right, which is actually a performance right, called equitable remuneration, which gets paid by radio in the U.K., and gets paid by satellite radio in the United States. The Politics Of Everything, The New Republic, 27 May 2021 The remuneration tallies for Misra, Claure and Sago didn’t include some of their pay as the group’s executive vice presidents after November, when all three stepped down from SoftBank’s board. Pavel Alpeyev, Fortune, 27 May 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'remuneration.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of remuneration

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Jul 2021

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“Remuneration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of remuneration

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

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