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compensation

com·pen·sa·tion

compensation

 
 
pronunciation:
kam pn seI shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of compensating, or the condition of being compensated.
synonyms:
payment, reimbursement, reparation, repayment, restitution
similar words:
amends, atonement, indemnification, settlement
definition 2: something given or received in return or reparation for something else, such as wages for work or a cash settlement for injuries sustained.
synonyms:
amends, indemnity, pay, recompense, redress, reimbursement, reparation, repayment, restitution, salary, satisfaction, wage
similar words:
benefit, emolument, fee, hire, money, offset, payment, profit, quid pro quo, remedy, return, reward, tender
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