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Definition 1: the act of compensating for service or loss or injury - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for compensation in the sense of this definition

(compensation is a kind of ...) the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right

(... is a kind of compensation ) an act of compensation for actual loss or damage or for trouble and annoyance

Definition 2: something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury) - [noun denoting possession]

(compensation is a kind of ...) payment or reward (as for service rendered)

(... is a kind of compensation ) (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors

"Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I"

(... is a kind of compensation ) a compensating equivalent

(... is a kind of compensation ) a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

(... is a kind of compensation ) compensation paid to the family of a murdered person

(... is a kind of compensation ) compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees)

"a clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes"

(... is a kind of compensation ) compensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.

"he received reimbursement for his travel expenses"

(... is a kind of compensation ) compensation for death or injury suffered by a worker in the course of his employment

(... is a kind of compensation ) excessive compensation

(... is a kind of compensation ) compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury

"an act for which there is no reparation"

Definition 3: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors - [noun denoting process]

(compensation is a kind of ...) (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

(... is a kind of compensation ) (psychiatry) an attempt to overcome a real or imagined defect or unwanted trait by overly exaggerating its opposite

(compensation belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

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