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  Definition of compensation
  1. the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
  2. something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
  3. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
Similar Words: recompense

 

Hyponyms: indemnification, overcompensation, workmen's compensation, reimbursement, emolument, blood money, damages, amends, indemnity, restitution, redress, counterbalance, offset, reparation

 

Derivational Morphology: compensate, counterbalance, correct, even out, even off, even up, right, redress, pay, pay off, make up, recompense, repair, indemnify, remunerate, cover, overcompensate

 

 
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