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COMPENSATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compensation mean? 

COMPENSATION (noun)
  The noun COMPENSATION has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: COMPENSATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPENSATION (noun)


Sense 1compensation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("compensation" is a kind of...):

recompense (payment or reward (as for service rendered))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "compensation"):

reparation (compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury)

reparation ((usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors)

counterbalance; offset (a compensating equivalent)

amends; damages; indemnification; indemnity; redress; restitution (a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury)

blood money (compensation paid to the family of a murdered person)

emolument (compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees))

reimbursement (compensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.)

workmen's compensation (compensation for death or injury suffered by a worker in the course of his employment)

overcompensation (excessive compensation)


Sense 2compensation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("compensation" is a kind of...):

defence; defence mechanism; defence reaction; defense; defense mechanism; defense reaction ((psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires)

Domain category:

psychiatry; psychological medicine; psychopathology (the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "compensation"):

overcompensation ((psychiatry) an attempt to overcome a real or imagined defect or unwanted trait by overly exaggerating its opposite)


Sense 3compensation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of compensating for service or loss or injury

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

recompense; compensation

Hypernyms ("compensation" is a kind of...):

correction; rectification (the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "compensation"):

indemnification (an act of compensation for actual loss or damage or for trouble and annoyance)


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