Meaning of COMPENSATION in English

COMPENSATION

n.

Pronunciation: ˌ käm-p ə n- ' s ā -sh ə n, - ˌ pen-

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 a : the act of compensating : the state of being compensated b : correction of an organic defect or loss by hypertrophy or by increased functioning of another organ or unimpaired parts of the same organ c : a psychological mechanism by which feelings of inferiority, frustration, or failure in one field are counterbalanced by achievement in another

2 a (1) : something that constitutes an equivalent or recompense <age has its compensation s > (2) : payment to unemployed or injured workers or their dependents b : PAYMENT , REMUNERATION <working without compensation >

– com · pen · sa · tion · al \ -shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l \ adjective

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