Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun compensation

3 senses of compensation

Sense 1
compensation -- (something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury))
       => recompense -- (payment or reward (as for service rendered))

Sense 2
compensation -- ((psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors)
       => defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence -- ((psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires)

Sense 3
recompense, compensation -- (the act of compensating for service or loss or injury)
       => correction, rectification -- (the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right)

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