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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Banks can now also rope in chief risk officers (CROs) with remuneration that is market-linked, and not decided by the government. Pramod Mathew, Quartz India, "Through mega mergers India’s Modi government is creating fewer, stronger banks," 30 Aug. 2019 In his telling, social media functions as a simple economy in which attention sought constitutes labor and attention paid amounts to remuneration. Noah Rothman, National Review, "Kevin Williamson’s Revolt against the Hivemind," 25 July 2019 That law is a law passed by Congress that says the government cannot accept goods and services without remuneration. Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, "Why Border Patrol isn't accepting donations for kids in custody," 25 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 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 Fiction promised better remuneration than poetry, and Neruda received a small advance to write a thriller. Benjamin Kunkel, The New Republic, "The partisan world of Pablo Neruda," 2 July 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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