remuneration

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noun 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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Examples of remuneration in a Sentence

  1. She was given generous remunerations for her work.

  2. customers who are tardy in their remuneration will be subject to extra charges

Recent Examples of remuneration from the Web

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Did You Know?

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."

First Known Use of remuneration

15th century


REMUNERATION Defined for English Language Learners

remuneration

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Definition of remuneration for English Language Learners

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



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