Compensation is money that someone who has experienced loss or suffering claims from the person or organization responsible, or from the state.
He received one year's salary as compensation for loss of office...
There should be compensation for British farmers hit by the slump in demand...
If something is some compensation for something bad that has happened, it makes you feel better.
Helen gained some compensation for her earlier defeat by winning the final open class...
Despite a reduction in earnings there are compensations in moving to the north-east where the quality of life is excellent...
1. something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
2. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
3. the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
The buyer insisted that a guarantee for compensation must be written into the contract.
He paid a sum of money as a compensation for the loss in the fire.
He neglected to mention that compensation should be made for all the damage done to the building.
We hope that a representative will soon be appointed to come here for the discussion on the compensation.
Workers who have been unfairly dismissed may claim compensation.