Commentary: Something that is paid (money, goods, or services) as reparation for an injury or a service. Can refer to the physical money or goods paid, if applicable.
I expect to receive compensation for the injustices against me!
As compensation for your services, we will pay you twenty-five dollars.
Your compensation will be given to you tomorrow.
I handed him his compensation.
I'm receiving Worker's Compensation.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: COMPENSATION[+event][+ee] An act of paying something (with money, goods, or services) as reparation for an injury or a service.
I can never make compensation for the crimes I've committed.
Your compensation for the work will begin tomorrow.
The Board of Trustees administers compensation programs.
The agency is responsible for Worker's Compensation.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Commentary: The mental process of reacting to something by doing something else. Often a defense mechanism to conceal undesirable shortcomings.
Short people are often very aggressive as compensation for their feelings of inferiority.
I turned too sharply to the left, so I jerked the wheel to the right for compensation.
Learning to use the left hand is a compensation for having your right hand in a cast.
When he's feeling guilty, he's very nice to people as an over-compensation.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)