From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcompensationcom‧pen‧sa‧tion /ˌkɒmpənˈseɪʃən $ ˌkɑːm-/ ●●○ AWL noun 1 [uncountable]SCPAY FOR money paid to someone because they have suffered injury or loss, or because something they own has been damagedcompensation for compensation for injuries at workcompensation from She received compensation from the government for the damage caused to her property.in compensation The jury awarded Tyler $1.7 million in compensation.as compensation The workers were given 30 days’ pay as compensation. People who are wrongly arrested may be paid compensation.demand/seek/claim compensation The parents are seeking compensation for birth defects caused by the drug.award/grant compensation The court awarded Jamieson £30,000 compensation.2 [countable, uncountable]IMPROVE something that makes a bad situation better One of the few compensations of losing my job was seeing more of my family.by way of compensation (=in order to make a situation better) By way of compensation he offered to take her out for a meal.3 [countable, uncountable]EQUAL when someone behaves in a particular way in order to replace something that is missing or to balance the bad effects of somethingcompensation for Linda’s aggressiveness is just a compensation for her feelings of insecurity.as compensation (for something) Lip-reading can act as compensation for loss of hearing.4 [uncountable] American English the money someone is paid for doing their job SYN remunerationCOLLOCATIONSverbspay somebody compensationPassengers will be paid compensation if their baggage is lost or damaged.receive compensationSome people have received compensation from the government for the loss of their homes.be awarded compensation (=be given it)Many victims have been awarded compensation by the courts.claim compensation (=ask for it because you have a right to it)You can claim compensation for unfair dismissal from your job.seek compensation (=try to get it)Survivors of the rail disaster are seeking compensation.demand compensation (=ask for it in an angry way)Political prisoners are demanding financial compensation.fight for compensation (=try hard to get it)Alan, who hurt his back and hasn't worked since, is still fighting for compensation.offer compensationThe health authority offered compensation to the families.adjectivesfinancial compensationYou may wish to claim financial compensation.full compensation (=fully covering the loss, damage etc)Full compensation is only paid very rarely.partial compensation (=partly covering your loss, damage etc)The woman received partial compensation of £5,000.compensation + NOUNa compensation claimHe was seeking legal advice on a compensation claim.a compensation paymentUK farmers may be in line for compensation payments.a compensation scheme (=system for providing compensation)There is a compensation scheme for radiation-linked diseases.
Examples from the Corpuscompensation• Furthermore, in 1975 an executive who suffered emotional distress after being demoted was awarded £500 compensation.• His employers paid him $5000 compensation for his broken leg.• Cunningham was conditionally discharged for one year and ordered to pay a total of £65 compensation.• Producers were put into considerable difficulty by the decision of the Ministry not to pay them full compensation.• It is a mystic power not of the world of material facts, a divine gift in compensation for our ephemeral life.• The ombudsman has no power to order compensation for example.• Board members will receive compensation in the form of stock options, as well as salary.• See if you can get some compensation from the airline for your lost baggage.• And by collecting unemployment compensation, laid-off workers can continue spending, keeping the overall economy from slumping further.• The government cannot take private property for public use without compensation.award/grant compensation• He can not alter a departmental decision or award compensation but may suggest an appropriate remedy to the appropriate Minister.• The Resident Magistrate said he had considered the matter of compensation but had decided not to award compensation.by way of compensation• Damages are awarded by way of compensation to the plaintiff for the loss suffered. 2.as compensation (for something)• In January 1994, he agreed to give free concerts as compensation for a previous conviction on drunken driving charges.• What they asked for as compensation, considering the agony they were about to be put through, was pitiful enough.• In addition, he was ordered to pay large sums of money to the government as compensation for his negligence.• Urge to build, to make, as compensation for anxieties of exile, he wrote.• Perhaps not, but plenty of people have sought power as compensation for their own feelings of inadequacy.• His portraits must in turn be considered an important constituent in their power, as compensation for their more corporeal weaknesses.• Such payments would come within para 10 of the Statement as compensation for loss of office rather than in anticipation of retirement.• Henry Fox secured a secret service pension for him of £1,200 a year as compensation.From Longman Business Dictionarycompensationcom‧pen‧sa‧tion /ˌkɒmpənˈseɪʃənˌkɑːm-/ noun [uncountable]HUMAN RESOURCES1an amount paid to someone because they have been hurt or harmedMr Lewis was awarded $75,000 compensation for injuries suffered in the accident.The group will pay compensation to 800 people who have been made redundant.2 abbreviation comp American English the total amount of money and other advantages that someone receives as an employeeJapanese workers get 30% of their compensation in vacation pay and bonuses.The firm has agreed to a new compensation package for its chairman, including stock options worth $252 million. → employee compensation → social security compensation