re·​mu·​ner·​a·​tion ri-ˌmyü-nə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce remuneration (audio)
: something that remunerates : recompense, pay
: 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 is often expressed in numerals, or simply because the "n" and "m" are adjacent to each other on our keyboards, "reMUNeration" often appears misspelled as "reNUMeration." (Renumeration, a very rare word, means "the act of enumerating [counting or listing] 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 The tentative deal allows the use of actors’ performances as training data, though the two sides will meet regularly to discuss remuneration, if any. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Nov. 2023 The salary represents only a small fraction of executive pay—about 21% of the total remuneration on average—compared to the regular worker, whose main pay component is the salary. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 22 Aug. 2023 But remuneration committees should actively ensure that ESG metrics don’t lead to cynicism. Bypeter Vanham, Fortune, 31 Aug. 2023 The law also specifies that remuneration for the cost of the law enforcement training academy would be waived if a new officer voluntarily leaves the law enforcement agency for work in a different profession altogether. Detroit Free Press, 13 June 2023 The world federation will for the first time allocate individual player fees with remuneration starting at $30,000 per player for group-stage participation. Samindra Kunti, Forbes, 16 July 2023 The amendment also requires that contracts include specific terms on remuneration and expenses. Julia Malleck, Quartz, 24 Apr. 2023 Historically speaking, employers and employees have not seen eye to eye about how much remuneration is sufficient to compensate for workers’ submission to a life of meaningless toil. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 1 May 2023 The shareholders also took a positive advisory vote on the 2023 remuneration report, a switch from last year’s report, which the majority of shareholders rejected. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 13 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Remuneration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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re·​mu·​ner·​a·​tion ri-ˌmyü-nə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce remuneration (audio)
: something that pays back an equivalent
: an act or fact of paying back an equivalent

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