WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
com•pen•sa•tion /ˌkɑmpənˈseɪʃən/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]
  • money given to make up for a loss, damage, etc.;
    damages:workers' compensation.
  • salary.
  • an action, adjustment, or counterbalancing that makes up for something unfortunate.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    compensation /ˌkɒmpɛnˈseɪʃən/ n
    1. the act or process of making amends for something
    2. something given as reparation for loss, injury, etc; indemnity
    3. the attempt to conceal or offset one's shortcomings by the exaggerated exhibition of qualities regarded as desirable

    ˌcompenˈsational adj

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