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compensation

noun [C or U] (EXCHANGE)    /ˌkɒm.penˈseɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌkɑːm-/
something that makes you feel better when you have suffered something bad : I have to spend three months of the year away from home - but there are compensations like the chance to meet new people . Free food was no compensation for a very boring evening .Replacing and exchanging compensatory     /ˌkɒm.pənˈseɪt.əri/ US  /kəmˈpen.səˌtɔːri/ adjective mainly US He was awarded $3 million in compensatory damages .Court cases, orders and decisions
(Definition of compensation noun (EXCHANGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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