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 Dictionary entry overview: What does remuneration mean? 

  The noun REMUNERATION has 2 senses:

1. something that remunerates
2. the act of paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses

  Familiarity information: REMUNERATION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1remuneration [BACK TO TOP]


Something that remunerates

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession


pay; remuneration; salary; wage; earnings

Context examples:

wages were paid by check / he wasted his pay on drink / they saved a quarter of all their earnings

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

regular payment (a payment made at regular times)

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

combat pay (extra pay for soldiers engaged in active combat)

take-home pay (what is left of your pay after deductions for taxes and dues and insurance etc)

strike pay (money paid to strikers from union funds)

sick pay (wages paid to an employee who is on sick leave)

pay envelope; pay packet (wages enclosed in an envelope for distribution to the wage earner)

minimum wage (the lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay; determined by contract or by law)

merit pay (extra pay awarded to an employee on the basis of merit (especially to school teachers))

living wage (a wage sufficient for a worker and family to subsist comfortably)

half-pay (reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time)

found (food and lodging provided in addition to money)

double time (a doubled wage (for working overtime))

Holonyms ("remuneration" is a part of...):

payroll; paysheet (a list of employees and their salaries)

Sense 2remuneration [BACK TO TOP]


The act of paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

adequate remuneration for his work

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

defrayal; defrayment; payment (the act of paying money)

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