ETYM Cf. French ajustement. Related to Adjust.
1. Making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances; SYN. accommodation, fitting.
2. The act of adjusting something to match a standard; SYN. registration, readjustment.
3. The act of adjusting something to match a standard
4. The process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
5. An amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
ETYM Old Fren. alouance.
1. An amount allowed or granted (as during a given period):.
2. A sum granted as reimbursement for expenses.
3. An amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; SYN. adjustment.
4. A permissible difference; SYN. leeway, margin, tolerance.
5. The act of allowing.
ETYM French amendes, pl. of amende. Related to Amende.
Compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation.
Compensation for a wrong; SYN. expiation, satisfaction.
In Christian theology, the doctrine that Jesus suffered on the cross to bring about reconciliation and forgiveness between God and humanity.
Atonement is an action that enables a person separated from God by sin to be reconciled (“at one”) with him. In ancient Judaism this was achieved through the sacrificial killing of animals.
Paying of bonus or reward, betterment; payment of bonus.
ETYM Latin bonus good. Related to Bonny.
(Irregular plural: bonuses).
1. An additional payment to employees as a means of increasing output; SYN. incentive.
2. Anything that tends to arouse; SYN. fillip.
ETYM Old Eng. bounte goodness, kindness, French bonté, from Latin bonitas, from bonus good, for older duonus; cf. Skr. duvas honor, respect.
1. Generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely; SYN. bounteousness.
2. Payment or reward (esp. from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military; SYN. premium.
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.
ETYM Latin consideratio: cf. French considération.
1. A considerate and thoughtful act; SYN. thoughtfulness.
2. A discussion of a topic (as in a meeting).
3. Kind and considerate regard for others; SYN. considerateness, thoughtfulness.
4. The process of giving careful thought to something.
1. A payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership).
2. That which is deserved or owed.
1. The act or process of indemnifying, preserving, or securing against loss, damage, or penalty; reimbursement of loss, damage, or penalty; the state of being indemnified.
2. That which indemnifies; compensation.
ETYM Latin indemnitas, from indemnis uninjured: cf. French indemnité. Related to Indemnify.
1. Legal exemption from liability for damages.
2. Protection against future loss; SYN. insurance.
In law, an undertaking to compensate another for damage, loss, trouble, or expenses, or the money paid by way of such compensation—for example, under fire insurance agreements.
In some laws, government officials are protected from paying indemnities and as such are “indemnified”. Similarly directors of nonprofit corporations may be indemnified or corporations may indemnify their officers and directors by the purchase of insurance.
Sinonimi: offset printing
The difference in temperature between the set point and the actual process temperature. Also, referred to as droop.
A plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper; SYN. offset printing.
1. Payment; a sum of money paid.
2. Salary or wages for work or service; compensation; recompense; payment.
Financial reward given by employers to employees for their work. Take-home pay or net pay is pay after income tax, national insurance contributions, and any other deductions have been taken away. Gross pay is before deductions.
The pay of manual workers is normally called their wage; white-collar workers are usually said to receive a salary. The total pay or earnings of workers include their basic pay—that is, the pay they receive for working their basic week or month—plus overtime payments, bonus payments, and any other monies given by employers. Pay is an important motivator of individual workers.
ETYM Cf. French récompense.
1. Payment or reward (as for service rendered).
2. The act of compensating for loss or injury; SYN. compensation.
ETYM French recours, Latin recursus a running back, return, from recurrere, recursum, to run back. Related to Recur.
1. Act of turning to for assistance; SYN. resort, refuge.
2. Something or someone turned to for assistance or security; SYN. refuge, resort.
Act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil; SYN. remedy, remediation.
1. Money returned to a payer.
2. The act of returning money received previously; SYN. repayment.
ETYM Cf. French rembursement.
Compensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.
ETYM Latin remuneratio: cf. French rémunération.
1. Something that remunerates; recompense, pay.
2. The act of paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses.
ETYM French réparation, Latin reparatio. Related to Repair to mend.
1. Compensation (given or received) for an injury or insult; SYN. amends.
2. Compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors.
3. Compensation paid by countries that start wars in which they are defeated, as by Germany in both world wars. Iraq is required to pay reparations, under the terms of a United Nations resolution, after its defeat in the 1991 Gulf War.
1. The act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another; SYN. replacing.
2. One that replaces another especially in a job or function
ETYM French représaille, Italian ripresaglia, rappresaglia, Late Lat. reprensaliae, from Latin reprehendere, reprehensum. Related to Reprehend, Reprise.
A retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime.
Securing of redress or compensation by violent measure; act of retaliation in same kind or to same degree as offense.
ETYM French restitution, Latin restitutio. Related to Restitute.
1. Getting something back again; SYN. return, restoration, regaining.
2. The act of restoring something to its original state.
1. A coming to or returning home; SYN. homecoming.
2. The act of returning to a prior location
3. The occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction; SYN. coming back.
4. The income arising from land or other property; SYN. issue, proceeds, take, takings, yield, payoff.
5. A reciprocal group action; SYN. paying back, getting even.
ETYM French salaire, Latin salarium, originally, salt money, the money given to the Roman soldiers for salt, which was a part of their pay, from salarius belonging to salt, from sal salt. Related to Salt.
The recompense paid, or stipulated to be paid, to a person at regular intervals for work accomplished; fixed wages, as by the year, quarter, or month.
Pay, usually of nonmanual workers, often expressed in annual terms. A teacher's salary might be 15,000 per year, for example. Salaried workers are most unlikely to receive overtime payments though they may receive bonuses. Although they are contracted to work for a specific number of hours per week, they are usually expected to work longer hours, sufficient to do the job to a satisfactory standard.