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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The lack of funding has led to poor remuneration, the underfunding of hospitals which in turn means that medical facilities are inadequate and infrastructure is obsolete. Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi, Quartz Africa, "As Nigeria’s health infrastructure crumbles, doctors have become a key export," 3 July 2019 In public debate, opponents of the idea of direct remuneration raise a number of practical objections — How would the government establish who qualifies? Eric Zorn,, "Column: How the term ‘reparations’ is getting in the way of historical justice," 25 June 2019 More than half of the budget for WHO's strategic response plan during that period was allotted to staff remuneration. David Mckenzie, CNN, "Fighting Ebola is hard but in the Congo mistrust and fear is making it harder," 22 June 2019 There comes a point of no return, where the cost of planting outweighs potential remuneration, where yields dwindle and there just may not be enough days for plants to mature before a hard frost. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Weather woes cause American corn farmers to throw in the towel," 18 June 2019 There has to be some remuneration that comes to my client. NBC News, "Black Detroit cop says he was racially profiled by white cop for having large sum of cash," 16 June 2019 Hannibal’s father, commander and statesman Hamilcar Barca, chafed at the peace treaty, which forced Carthage to surrender the valuable colony of Sicily and pay remunerations to Rome. National Geographic, "Who was Hannibal?," 4 Mar. 2019 The person close to the Ghosn family said Wednesday the main concern was for the former executive’s release, but said Mr. Ghosn was entitled to the remuneration being cut by Renault. Nick Kostov, WSJ, "Carlos Ghosn Replaces Lawyers, Hires ‘the Razor’ to Lead Defense," 13 Feb. 2019 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

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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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