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Dictionary definition for: Compensation

1. (n) something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

2. (n) (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors

3. (n) the act of compensating for service or loss or injury

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