Translation of compensation in Spanish:

compensation

Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːmpənˈseɪʃən; ˌkɒmpenˈseɪʃən/

n

  • 1 1.1 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable (recompense) compensation (for sth) indemnización (f) or compensación (f)(por algo) I received $20,000 as o in compensation for the damage me dieron 20.000 dólares de indemnización or en compensación por los daños I got a discount as compensation for the delay me hicieron un descuento como or en compensación por el retraso that's small compensation for all my trouble con eso no se compensan todas las molestias que me he tomado 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (remuneration) (American English/inglés norteamericano) remuneración (f), retribución (f) (before noun/delante del nombre) compensation package paquete (masculine) salarial
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    • However, much of the debate has focused on the size of awards for injury, especially compensation for loss of earnings and for pain and suffering.
    • Last week in the High Court a senior counsel gave a similar impression in a case in which a woman sought compensation for injuries received when she fell in a hole while coming out of a concert.
    • The PIAB will adjudicate and award compensation for personal injury claims where liability is not disputed.
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    • In terms of the victims' compensation, the Attorney and I have spent some time this week working on a new model to assist in compensation for the victims.
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    • Most companies say they use the funds for employee benefits or executive compensation.
    • The illustration would show ISU employees their total compensation, salary plus benefits.
    • The institution also provided compensation to employers for salaries paid to employees on sick leave after the first eight days.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable [Psychology/Psicología] [Physiology/Fisiología] compensación (feminine)
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    • The weightless comedy of quirkiness offers its own compensations.
    • But there are abundant compensations for the loss in temporal immediacy.
    • Alternatively or in addition, it could be that these people become involved as a compensation for being deprived, relative to their counterparts, of access to the rewards of the larger society.
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    • The principle of compensation is the key concept of Jungian psychodynamics, in that it is central to Jung's understanding of how the psyche adapts and develops in the course of the life cycle.
    • Some deep psychological compensation for my ineradicable temperamental wimpiness is at work.
    • Work devoid of opportunities for participation can lead to strain and escapist behaviour as compensation for the sense of helplessness.

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