(1) The act of compensating for service or loss or injury
(2) Something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
(3) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
- The act or principle of compensating.
- That which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent; that which makes good the lack or variation of something else; that which compensates for loss or privation; amends; remuneration; recompense.
- The extinction of debts of which two persons are reciprocally debtors by the credits of which they are reciprocally creditors; the payment of a debt by a credit of equal amount; a set-off.
- A recompense or reward for some loss or service.
- An equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate, in which it is customary to provide that errors in description, etc., shall not avoid, but shall be the subject of compensation.
- The relationship between air temperature outside a building and a calculated target temperature for provision of air or water to contained rooms or spaces for the purpose of efficient heating. In building control systems the compensation curve is defined to a compensator for this purpose.