Definitions of compensation

  1. something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act or principle of compensating. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. A recompense or reward for some loss or service. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Act of compensating: reward for service: amends for loss sustained. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Reward; remuneration. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Payment; amends. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

Usage examples for compensation

  1. Nor have they here the social compensation which they enjoy in England. – Town Life in Australia 1883 by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  2. Pray oblige me by dropping all reference to pecuniary matters: the idea of compensation to a very distant relative for the loss of expectations he had no right to form, is too absurd, for me at least, ever to entertain. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton