Meaning of COMPENSATION in English
n. 1 a the act of compensating. b the process of being compensated. 2 something, esp. money, given as a recompense. 3 Psychol. a an act of compensating. b the result of compensating. 4 US a salary or wages. compensation pendulum Physics a pendulum designed to neutralize the effects of temperature variation. compensational adj.
[ ME f. OF f. L compensatio (as COMPENSATE) ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012