Meaning of COMPENSATION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kɒmpənseɪʃ(ə)n ]

( compensations)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


Compensation is money that someone who has experienced loss or suffering claims from the person or organization responsible, or from the state.

He received one year’s salary as compensation for loss of office...

The Court ordered Dr Williams to pay £300 compensation and £100 costs after admitting assault.



If something is some compensation for something bad that has happened, it makes you feel better.

Helen gained some compensation for her earlier defeat by winning the final open class...

Despite a reduction in earnings there are compensations in moving to the north-east where the quality of life is excellent...

N-VAR : oft N for n / -ing

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