Definitions of compensation

  1. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of compensating for service or loss or injury Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act or principle of compensating. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. That which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent; that which makes good the lack or variation of something else; that which compensates for loss or privation; amends; remuneration; recompense. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The extinction of debts of which two persons are reciprocally debtors by the credits of which they are reciprocally creditors; the payment of a debt by a credit of equal amount; a set-off. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A recompense or reward for some loss or service. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. An equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate, in which it is customary to provide that errors in description, etc., shall not avoid, but shall be the subject of compensation. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The science of utilization, distribution, and consumption of services and materials. Medical Dictionary DB
  10. Recompense or payment; whatever makes good any lack or loss; as, the man received compensation for his injuries; a set-off; payment; amends; something given in return for a service, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Act of compensating: reward for service: amends for loss sustained. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Reward; remuneration. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Payment; amends. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of compensating; an equivalent for services, debt, want, loss, or suffering; recompense; amends. Compensation-balance or pendulum, one so constructed as to beat equally under all changes of temperature and climate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Amends; recompense; what is given to supply a loss or make good a deficiency; satisfaction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Balancement. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  17. [Latin] The act of making good; especially, a making good or equalization of the effects of an excess, diminution, or irregularity of functional activity. na
  18. Compensating; thing given as recompense; c.-balance, c.-pendulum, of chronometer (neutralizing effect of temperature). Hence compensational a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. The counterbalancing of defect of structure or function. American pocket medical dictionary.
  20. Compensatory action. See compensatory. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  21. [L.] (Gram.) The lengthening of a vowel to make up for the loss of part of a consonantal group (and, as some hold, also to make up for the loss of a syllable.) Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. n. Recompense; remuneration; act or principle of making up or giving an equivalent for, as loss, service, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
  23. Recompense, something equivalent. Complete Dictionary