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1. the act or process of making amends for something
2. something given as reparation for loss, injury, etc; indemnity
3. (Physiology) the automatic movements made by the body to maintain balance
4. the attempt to conceal or offset one's shortcomings by the exaggerated exhibition of qualities regarded as desirable
5. (Biology) biology abnormal growth and increase in size in one organ in response to the removal or inactivation of another
com•pen•sa•tion (ˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃən)
1. the act of compensating.
2. the state of being compensated.
3. something given or received for services, debt, loss, injury, etc.; indemnity; reparation; payment.
4. Biol. the improvement of any defect by the excessive development or action of another part of the same structure.
5. a psychological mechanism by which an individual attempts to make up for some personal deficiency by developing or stressing another aspect of personality or ability.
[1350–1400; < Latin]
Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
1. reparation, damages, payment, recompense, indemnification, offset, remuneration, indemnity, restitution, reimbursement, requital He received one year's salary as compensation for loss of office.
A. N (= award etc) → compensación f; (for loss, damage) → indemnización f, resarcimiento m; (= reward) → recompensa f
they got £2,000 compensation → recibieron 2.000 libras de indemnización
in compensation (for) → en compensación(por)
compensation [ˌkɒmpənˈseɪʃən] n
(financial) → dédommagement m, indemnité f
They got £2000 compensation.; They got £2000 in compensation → Ils ont reçu une indemnité de deux mille livres. compensation award, compensation package, compensation payout
compensation → تَعْويض odškodnění kompensation Entschädigung αποζημίωση compensación hyvitys compensation naknada risarcimento 賠償金 보상 compensatie godtgjørelse wynagrodzenie compensação компенсация kompensation การชดเชย tazminat tiền đền bù 赔偿金
compensation [ˌkɒmpənˈseɪʃən] n (see vb) → compensazione f, indennità, risarcimento
in compensation (for) → come compenso (per), come indennizzo (per)
1. cualidad de compensar o equilibrar un defecto;
2. mecanismo de defensa;
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I am told the government here will make me a compensation for my own and my family's loss, which I think cannot be much less than £3,000 sterling.
The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States.
That river was to be my compensation for the lost freedom of the farming country.
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