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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌkɒm.pənˈseɪ.ʃən/, /ˌkɒm.pɛnˈseɪ.ʃən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌkɑm.pənˈseɪ.ʃən/
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- (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˌkɔm.penˈsæɪ.ʃən/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən, -æɪʃən
- The act or principle of compensating.
- Synonym: restitution
- Something which is regarded as an equivalent; something which compensates for loss.
- 1827, Henry Hallam, The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII. to the Death of George II. […], volumes (please specify |volume=I or II), London: John Murray, […], →OCLC:
- The parliament which dissolved the monastic foundations […] vouchsafed not a word toward securing the slightest compensation to the dispossessed owners.
- (finance) 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.
- Synonym: set-off
- A recompense or reward for service.
- Synonym: restitution
- (real estate) 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.
- (neuroscience) The ability of one part of the brain to overfunction in order to take over the function of a damaged part (e.g. following a stroke).
- Coordinate term: degeneracy
- compensation balance
- compensation culture
- compensation neurosis
- compensation pendulum
- compensation trade
- dosage compensation
- just compensation
- workers' compensation
- worker's compensation
- workman's compensation
- workmen's compensation
act or principle of compensating
that which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent
extinction of debts of which two persons are reciprocally debtors
recompense or reward for service
equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate
relationship between air temperature outside a building and a calculated target temperature
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compensation f (plural compensations)