1 something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
2 (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
3 the act of compensating for service or loss or injury [syn: recompense]
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
- The act or principle of compensating.
- 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.
- 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.
- A recompense or reward for some loss or service.
- 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.
- The relationship between air temperature outside a building and a calculated target temperature for provision of air or water to contained rooms or spaces for the purpose of efficient heating. In building control systems the compensation curve is defined to a compensator for this purpose.
act or principle of compensating
that which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent
extinction of debts of which two persons are reciprocally debtors
- Finnish: kuittaus
- German: Kompensation, Ausgleich, Ausgleichzahlung
recompense or reward for some loss or service
- Finnish: kompensaatio, korvaus, hyvitys, palkkio
- German: Kompensation, Entlohnung, Kompensierung
equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate
- Finnish: kauppahinta
- German: Kompensierung, Wiedergutmachung
relationship between air temperature outside a building and a calculated target temperature
- German: Ausgleich
Compensation can refer to...
- Damages - legal term referring to the financial compensation recoverable by reason of another's breach of duty; the money paid or awarded to a plaintiff
- Remuneration, such as a wage or salary to pay people for their work
- Executive compensation
- Deferred compensation
- Nationalization compensation, compensation paid in the event of nationalization of property
- Defence mechanism, as in psychology
- Compensation (psychology)
- Compensation (engineering)
- Compensation (chess), various advantages a player has in exchange for a disadvantage
- Compensation (essay), by Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Biological compensation, the characteristic pattern of bending of the plant or mushroom stem after turning from the normal vertical position.
compensation in German: Kompensation
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