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English definition of “compensation”

compensation

noun
 
 
/ˌkɒmpənˈseɪʃən/
MONEY [U] money that you pay to someone because you are responsible for injuring them or damaging something: Most of the workers have won compensation for losing their jobs.Costs and expenses
SOMETHING GOOD [C, U] something you get to make you feel better when you have suffered something bad: Free food was no compensation for a very boring evening.Making things betterBecoming better
(Definition of compensation from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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