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compensation

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CIDE DICTIONARY

compensationn. [L. compensatio a weighing, a balancing of accounts.].
  •  The act or principle of compensating.  Emerson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "The parliament which dissolved the monastic foundations . . . vouchsafed not a word toward securing the slightest compensation to the dispossessed owners."  [1913 Webster]
    "No pecuniary compensation can possibly reward them."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
Compensation balance, or Compensated balance, a kind of balance wheel for a timepiece. The rim is usually made of two different metals having different expansibility under changes of temperature, so arranged as to counteract each other and preserve uniformity of movement. -- Compensation pendulum. See Pendulum.
Syn. -- Recompense; reward; indemnification; consideration; requital; satisfaction; set-off.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

compensation, 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.

Idiom
compensation pendulum Physics a pendulum designed to neutralize the effects of temperature variation.
Derivative
compensational adj.
Etymology
ME f. OF f. L compensatio (as COMPENSATE)

THESAURUS

compensation

alienation, amends, atonement, autism, autistic thinking, avoidance mechanism, base pay, blame-shifting, blood money, comeuppance, composition, compromise, consideration, correction, damages, decompensation, defense mechanism, dereism, dereistic thinking, desert, deserts, dismissal wage, displacement, dissociation, earnings, emotional insulation, escalator clause, escalator plan, escape, escape into fantasy, escape mechanism, escapism, expiation, expiatory offering, fantasizing, fantasy, financial remuneration, fixing, flight, gross income, guaranteed annual wage, guerdon, hire, honorarium, income, indemnification, indemnity, isolation, just deserts, living wage, making amends, making good, making right, making up, meed, mending, minimum wage, negativism, net income, overcompensation, overhaul, overhauling, pay, pay and allowances, paying back, payment, payroll, peace offering, penal retribution, penalization, penalty, penance, piaculum, portal-to-portal pay, price, projection, propitiation, psychotaxis, punishment, purchasing power, quittance, rationalization, real wages, reclamation, recompense, rectification, redemption, redress, refund, reimbursement, remedy, remuneration, repair, repairing, reparation, repayment, reprisal, requital, requitement, resistance, restitution, retribution, return, revenge, reward, salary, salvage, satisfaction, severance pay, sliding scale, smart money, sociological adjustive reactions, solatium, squaring, sublimation, substitution, take-home, take-home pay, taxable income, total compensation, troubleshooting, wage, wage control, wage freeze, wage reduction, wage rollback, wage scale, wages, wages after deductions, wages after taxes, wergild, what is due, what is merited, wish-fulfillment fantasy, wishful thinking, withdrawal

ROGET THESAURUS

compensation

Compensation

N compensation, equation, commutation, indemnification, compromise, neutralization, nullification, counteraction, reaction, measure for measure, retaliation, equalization, robbing Peter to pay Paul, set-off, offset, make-weight, casting-weight, counterpoise, ballast, indemnity, equivalent, quid pro quo, bribe, hush money, amends, counterbalance, counterclaim, cross-debt, cross- demand, compensating, compensatory, countervailing, in the opposite scale, equivalent, in return, in consideration, but, however, yet, still, notwithstanding, nevertheless, nathless, none the less, although, though, albeit, howbeit, mauger, at all events, at any rate, be that as it may, for all that, even so, on the other, hand, at the same time, quoad minus, quand meme, however that may be, after all is said and done, taking one thing with another, light is mingled with the gloom, every dark cloud has a silver lining, primo avulso non deficit alter, saepe creat molles aspera spina rosas.

Retaliation

N retaliation, reprisal, retort, payback, counter- stroke, counter-blast, counterplot, counter-project, retribution, lex talionis, reciprocation, tit for tat, give and take, blow for blow, quid pro quo, a Roland for an Oliver, measure for measure, diamond cut diamond, the biter bit, a game at which two can play, reproof valiant, retort courteous, recrimination, revenge, compensation, reaction, retaliating, retaliatory, retaliative, talionic, in retaliation, en revanche, mutato nomine de te fabula narratur, par pari refero, tu quoque, you too, you're another, suo sibi gladio hunc jugulo, a beau jeu beau retour, litem _รง, lite resolvit.

Compromise

N compromise, commutation, composition, middle term, mezzo termine, compensation, abatement of differences, adjustment, mutual concession.

Restitution

N restitution, return, rendition, reddition, restoration, reinvestment, recuperation, rehabilitation, reparation, atonement, compensation, indemnification, release, replevin, redemption, recovery, remitter, reversion, restoring, recuperative, suum cuique.

Payment

N payment, defrayment, discharge, acquittance, quittance, settlement, clearance, liquidation, satisfaction, reckoning, arrangement, acknowledgment, release, receipt, receipt in full, receipt in full of all demands, voucher, salary, compensation, remuneration (reward), repayment, reimbursement, retribution, pay, money paid, ready money, stake, remittance, installment, payer, liquidator, pay cash, pay cash on the barrelhead, paying, paid, owing nothing, out of debt, all straight, unowed, never indebted, to the tune of, on the nail, money down.

Reward

N reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon, price, indemnity, indemnification, quittance, compensation, reparation, redress, satisfaction, reckoning, acknowledgment, requital, amends, sop, atonement, retribution, consideration, return, quid pro quo, salvage, perquisite, vail, douceur, bribe, hush money, smart money, blackmail, extortion, carcelage, solatium, allowance, salary, stipend, wages, compensation, pay, payment, emolument, tribute, batta, shot, scot, bonus, premium, tip, fee, honorarium, hire, dasturi, dustoori, mileage, crown, remunerative, remuneratory, munerary, compensatory, retributive, reparatory, rewarding, satisfactory, fideli certa merces, honor virtutis praemium, tibi seris tibi metis, reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon, price, indemnity, indemnification, quittance, compensation, reparation, redress, satisfaction, reckoning, acknowledgment, requital, amends, sop, atonement, retribution, consideration, return, quid pro quo, salvage, perquisite, vail, douceur, bribe, hush money, smart money, blackmail, extortion, carcelage, solatium, allowance, salary, stipend, wages, compensation, pay, payment, emolument, tribute, batta, shot, scot, bonus, premium, tip, fee, honorarium, hire, dasturi, dustoori, mileage, crown, remunerative, remuneratory, munerary, compensatory, retributive, reparatory, rewarding, satisfactory, fideli certa merces, honor virtutis praemium, tibi seris tibi metis.

Atonement

N atonement, reparation, compromise, composition, compensation, quittance, quits, expiation, redemption, reclamation, conciliation, propitiation, indemnification, redress, amends, apology, amende honorable, satisfaction, peace offering, sin offering, burnt offering, scapegoat, sacrifice, penance, fasting, maceration, sackcloth and ashes, white sheet, shrift, flagellation, lustration, purgation, purgatory.


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