Meaning of COMPENSATION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌkäm-pən-ˈsā-shən, -ˌpen- ]


Date: 14th century


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



(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 -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.