compensation

(redirected from compensates)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to compensates: collide with, consist, scrutinised, overhyped

compensation

 [kom″pen-sa´shun]
1. the counterbalancing of any defect of structure or function.
2. a mental process that may be either conscious or, more frequently, an unconscious defense mechanism by which a person attempts to make up for real or imagined physical or psychological deficiencies.
3. in cardiology, the maintenance of an adequate blood flow without distressing symptoms, accomplished by such cardiac and circulatory adjustments as tachycardia, cardiac hypertrophy, and increase of blood volume by sodium and water retention.

com·pen·sa·tion

(kom'pen-sā'shŭn),
1. A process in which a tendency for a change in a given direction is counteracted by another change so that the original change is not evident.
2. An unconscious mechanism by which one tries to make up for fancied or real deficiencies.
[L. com-penso, pp. -atus, to weigh together, counterbalance]

compensation

(kŏm′pən-sā′shən)
n.
1. The act of compensating or the state of being compensated.
2. Biology The increase in size or activity of one part of an organism or organ that makes up for the loss or dysfunction of another.
3. Psychology Behavior that develops either consciously or unconsciously to offset a real or imagined deficiency, as in personality or physical ability.

com′pen·sa′tion·al adj.

compensation

Orthopedics A change of structure, position or function of a part in an attempt by the body to adjust to or neutralize the abnormal force of a deviation of structure, position or function of another part Psychiatry
1. An unconscious defense mechanism in which one attempts to compensate for real or perceived defects.
2. A conscious process in which one strives to compensate for real or perceived defects of physique, performance skills, or psychological attributes; often the 2 types merge. See Individual psychology, Overcompensation.

com·pen·sa·tion

(kom'pĕn-sā'shŭn)
1. A process in which a tendency for a change in a given direction is counteracted by another change so that the original change is not evident.
2. An unconscious mechanism by which one tries to make up for imagined or real deficiencies.

com·pen·sa·tion

(kom'pĕn-sā'shŭn)
A process in which a tendency for a change in a given direction is counteracted by another change so that the original change is not evident.
References in periodicals archive ?
Such contracts typically compensate the service provider for management or other services on a periodic basis for a fixed fee amount and also compensate the service provider for the services of employees who perform under the contract.
However, IRC section 123(a) says if an individual's principal residence is damaged or destroyed by fire, storm or a similar casualty, amounts received by the individual under an insurance contract are not included in gross income if paid to compensate or reimburse for living expenses incurred by the taxpayer and members of his or her household resulting from the loss of the residence's use or occupancy.
However, it now compensates the companies for carrying out the work.
Such remedies for myopia don't exist yet, Wallman notes, because scientists don't know how the eye compensates for blurring.
Winfried Michaelis and his group at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig, Germany, also used a torsion balance in which an electric force compensates for the gravitational force between pairs of masses (see diagram).
The jaws of the retractable jaw chuck extend and retract to enable the turning of shafts in a single operation and also compensate for part irregularities.