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 Some of those scientists will receive remuneration, since their inventions are licensed and integrated into the products that could save the world. Carolyn Y. Johnson, Anchorage Daily News, "A gamble pays off in ‘spectacular success’: How the leading coronavirus vaccines made it to the finish line," 6 Dec. 2020 Speakers are typically paid an honorarium, and often are given other types of remuneration, such as free meals. Dylan Tokar, WSJ, "Health-Care Watchdog Warns of Risks Associated With Sponsored Speeches," 16 Nov. 2020 And under a section of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 signed by President Donald Trump, charities can also be assessed a 21 percent excise tax on any remuneration over $1 million paid to certain employees. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Scripps Health executive compensation, use of hospice donations called into question," 14 Nov. 2020 Her annual remuneration of Rs4.94 crore was also among the lowest in this list. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "CEOs of Indian listed companies draw fat paychecks—and that only widens the salary gap," 27 Sep. 2020 Moreover, the new system enhances song tracking automation, which will save societies time and resources that in turn should increase remuneration back to creators, according to CISAC. Ed Christman, Billboard, "CISAC Completes Upgrade of Music Coding System," 24 Sep. 2020 The full details of their financial penalties will be revealed in the company's remuneration report next year. Rod Mcguirk, Star Tribune, "Rio Tinto CEO loses $3.5M over destroyed indigenous sites," 23 Aug. 2020 Finance chiefs’ remuneration, however, hasn’t expanded as much as their remit. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Finance Chiefs Are on the Move as Pandemic Adds Strain," 14 Aug. 2020 The lawsuit accuses all four men of wrongdoing and seeks fines and remuneration. The Salt Lake Tribune, "New York attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA," 6 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of remuneration

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Dec 2020

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“Remuneration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 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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