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) ]

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