compensation

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Compensation is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
compensation

Plural
compensations

  1. (uncountable) Compensation is money, or something of value, given to somebody who has lost something or been harmed.
    He was ordered to pay £600 compensation after being found guilty of assault.
    They are asking for compensation for the damage to their car.
    After the injury, Worker's Compensation began sending him a weekly cheque.
    If I'm hurt an accident that is not my fault, I would ask for compensation for damages.
  2. (uncountable); (US) Compensation is everything that a company gives to someone for doing their job, including money, company car, stocks, etc.
    My compensation package at the old job was better, but I enjoy it more here.


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