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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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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Recent wage agreements of IG Metall show a wage increase of 4.3 percent for the current calendar year as well as different forms of additional remuneration. Jan-patrick Barnert,, "New Elections in Germany Would Send Shockwaves: Deka Fundmanager," 22 Feb. 2018 On Sunday, France’s finance and economy minister, Bruno Le Maire, said Renault had launched an internal audit to look into Mr. Ghosn’s remuneration and his use of company assets. Sean Mclain, WSJ, "Carlos Ghosn Was Too Powerful, Nissan’s CEO Says," 26 Nov. 2018 Photo composite: Sharon Shi Renault’s probe will now look into Mr. Ghosn’s remuneration for the years 2010-2014, as well as the pay and disclosure of other members of the company’s executive committee. Nick Kostov, WSJ, "Renault Sticks With Carlos Ghosn as Internal Probe Finds No Illegality," 13 Dec. 2018 The Renault probe is only looking at his remuneration from the French car maker. Nick Kostov, WSJ, "Renault Sticks With Carlos Ghosn as Internal Probe Finds No Illegality," 13 Dec. 2018 In 1897, after Austin’s death, Lavinia took Mrs. Todd to court, contending she’d been defrauded when the Todds had her sign over a strip of land that Mabel claimed Austin had promised her as remuneration for her work on Emily’s poems. Brenda Wineapple, WSJ, "‘After Emily’ Review: The Belles of Amherst," 25 Oct. 2018 But its adoption of global transparency standards doesn’t extend to giving a breakdown of remuneration, with the board invoking a 2010 court ruling meant to protect top executives from kidnappings. R.t. Watson,, "Why Vale Keeps Executive Pay Secret," 27 Mar. 2018 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

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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

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

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