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English noun: compensation

1. compensation (possession) something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

Broader (hypernym)recompense

Narrower (hyponym)amends, blood money, counterbalance, damages, emolument, indemnification, indemnity, offset, overcompensation, redress, reimbursement, reparation, reparation, restitution, workmen's compensation

2. compensation (process) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors

Broader (hypernym)defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction

Narrower (hyponym)overcompensation

Domain categorypsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology

3. compensation (act) the act of compensating for service or loss or injury


Broader (hypernym)correction, rectification

Narrower (hyponym)indemnification

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