ETYM Latin compensatio a weighing, a balancing of accounts.
In law, money paid to a person who has suffered injury, loss, or damage. If a crime has been committed, compensation can be claimed from various official bodies and through the courts, depending on the circumstances.
1. A defense mechanism that conceals one's undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors.
2. Something given to recompense for loss or injury.
An addition of specific materials or devices to counteract a known error.