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com·pen·sa·tion  (kmpn-sshn)
1. The act of compensating or the state of being compensated.
2. Something, such as money, given or received as payment or reparation, as for a service or loss.
3. Biology The increase in size or activity of one part of an organism or organ that makes up for the loss or dysfunction of another.
4. Psychology Behavior that develops either consciously or unconsciously to offset a real or imagined deficiency, as in personality or physical ability.

compen·sation·al adj.

compensation (ˌkɒmpɛnˈseɪʃən)
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
ˌcompenˈsational adj
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]
com`pen•sa′tion•al, adj.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.compensation - something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)compensation - something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
recompense - payment or reward (as for service rendered)
overcompensation - excessive compensation
workmen's compensation - compensation for death or injury suffered by a worker in the course of his employment
reimbursement - compensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.; "he received reimbursement for his travel expenses"
emolument - compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees); "a clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes"
blood money - compensation paid to the family of a murdered person
amends, damages, indemnification, redress, restitution, indemnity - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
offset, counterbalance - a compensating equivalent
reparation - (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors; "Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I"
reparation - compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury; "an act for which there is no reparation"
2.compensation - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
overcompensation - (psychiatry) an attempt to overcome a real or imagined defect or unwanted trait by overly exaggerating its opposite
3.compensation - the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
correction, rectification - the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
indemnification - an act of compensation for actual loss or damage or for trouble and annoyance

1. reparation, damages, payment, recompense, indemnification, offset, remuneration, indemnity, restitution, reimbursement, requital He received one year's salary as compensation for loss of office.
2. recompense, amends, reparation, restitution, atonement The present she left him was no compensation for her absence.
compensation [ˌkɒmpənˈseɪʃən]
A. N (= award etc) → compensación f; (for loss, damage) → indemnización f, resarcimiento m; (= reward) → recompensa f
they got £2,000 compensationrecibieron 2.000 libras de indemnización
in compensation (for)en compensación(por)
B. CPD compensation fund Nfondo m de compensación

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
(psychological)compensation f
compensation award ndommages mpl et intérêts mpl
compensation package ndommages mpl et intérêts mpl
compensation payout ndommages mpl et intérêts mpl

n (= damages)Entschädigung f; (fig)Ausgleich m; (Psych) → Kompensation f; he had the compensation of knowing that …er hatte die Genugtuung zu wissen, dass …; in compensationals Entschädigung/Ausgleich/Kompensation

compensation [ˌkɒmpənˈseɪʃən] n (see vb) → compensazione f, indennità, risarcimento
in compensation (for) → come compenso (per), come indennizzo (per)

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

n.  compensación.
1.   cualidad de compensar o equilibrar un defecto;
2.   mecanismo de defensa;
3.   remuneración.

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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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