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noun compensation pronunciation in British English /ˌkɒmpənˈseɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] money that someone receives because something bad has happened to them
    pay someone compensation:

    Victims of the world’s largest industrial accident were paid $470 million compensation.

    compensation for:

    She was awarded £2,000 compensation for her injuries.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] something that changes or removes the bad result of something
    compensation of:

    Not needing a car is one of the compensations of living in the city.

    compensation for:

    He uses speed as compensation for his lack of strength.


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