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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
Translations of “compensation”
in Korean 보상…
in Arabic تَعْويض…
in Portuguese indenização…
in Catalan indemnització…
in Japanese 賠償…
in Italian risarcimento, indennizzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 賠償金, 補償金…
in Russian компенсация, возмещение…
in Turkish tazminat, karşılık, bedel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 赔偿金, 补偿金…
in Polish odszkodowanie, rekompensata, wynagrodzenie…
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