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com·pen·sa·tion

 (kŏm′pən-sā′shən)
n.
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.

com′pen·sa′tion·al adj.

compensation

(ˌkɒmpɛnˈseɪʃən)
n
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)

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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

compensation

noun
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

noun
1. Payment for work done:
2. Something given in exchange for goods or services rendered:
Translations
odškodnění
erstatninggodtgørelsekompensation
hüvitis
hyvityskompensaatiokorvauskuittauspalkka
naknada
bætur
賠償金
보상
odškodnina
kompensation
การชดเชย
tiền đền bù

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 fcompensation award ndommages mpl et intérêts mplcompensation package ndommages mpl et intérêts mplcompensation payout ndommages mpl et intérêts mpl

compensation

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)

compensate

(ˈkompənseit) verb
1. to give money to (someone) or to do something else to make up for loss or wrong they have experienced. This payment will compensate (her) for the loss of her job.
2. to undo the effect of a disadvantage etc. The love the child received from his grandmother compensated for the cruelty of his parents.
compensatory (kəmˈpensətəri) adjective
ˌcompenˈsation noun
payment etc given for loss or injury. He received a large sum of money as compensation when he was injured at work.

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

com·pen·sa·tion

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

compensation

n (psych, etc.) compensación f
References in classic literature ?
In republics, persons elevated from the mass of the community, by the suffrages of their fellow-citizens, to stations of great pre-eminence and power, may find compensations for betraying their trust, which, to any but minds animated and guided by superior virtue, may appear to exceed the proportion of interest they have in the common stock, and to overbalance the obligations of duty.
Besides, it is well known that acknowledgments, explanations, and compensations are often accepted as satisfactory from a strong united nation, which would be rejected as unsatisfactory if offered by a State or confederacy of little consideration or power.
For two months, however, I was true to my determination; for two months, I led a life of such severity as I had never before attained to, and enjoyed the compensations of an approving conscience.
I suppose it is annoying to have a sister going fast to eternal perdition, but there are compensations.
There are counterpoises and compensations in life; and the event which had made of her a social warning had also for the moment made her the most interesting personage in the village to many.
It is one of the few compensations a fugitive pursued by a crowd enjoys that, while he has space for his manoeuvres, those who pursue are hampered by their numbers.
It also has its compensations in giving one an opportunity to meet some of the best people in the world--to be more correct, I think I should say the best people in the world.
It was a terrible situation--in her heart she felt so, but it had its compensations.
The Doctor had his compensations to make up for his loss.
So they planned unambiguously, reserving their lives for each other and for the compensations of country-dwelling from which the average country-dweller is barred.
It's so beautiful that it has its compensations, I should think.
Rachel came, wandering at her own sweet will through the lush, tremu- lous grasses splashed with ruddy evening sunshine; so that good lady had an excellent chance to talk her illness fully over, describing every ache and pulse beat with such evident enjoyment that Marilla thought even grippe must bring its compensations.