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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.
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It seems that during their university studies, the majority of the students in this study learned to use compensational strategies in an attempt to compensate for their learning disability.
In the realm of human functioning, you could also think of this as a range from compensational to non-mechanical, "effortless" power or force.
Mispairing and compensational changes during the evolution of mitochondriai ribosomal RNA.
By setting very low maximum compensational levels and imposing severe restrictions on recruiting behavior, competition among the colleges for student-athletes is reduced and the cost of athletes is kept low.
Researches of the recent years confirm the fact that changes of morphofunctional parameters of cells are universal constituent parts of compensational and adaptive reactions of the body [2, 9, 12].
He said that they condemned the incidents and requested the house for offering fateha for the departed souls and called upon the federal government for announcement of compensational package for the families of the victims.
10, by the IAF said, "The Ministry of Immigration and Dislodged has estimated the number of Iraqis abroad to be three million persons, and according to the Constitution they must be represented with 30 seats, while according to the new Constitutional amendment the Iraqis abroad will be represented by only eight seats which contradicts Article 14 of the Constitution stipulating that the Iraqis are equal." The IAf demanded, "The Presidency Council to bear its responsibilities and its constitutional authority to revoke the article related to the compensational seats and lifts off the exclusion imposed by the new law on an important part of the Iraqis who are forced to leave their homeland."
As in the case of Estonia we are also dealing with an area of compensational land upheaval, although it is less extensive than in Fennoscandia, then in principle the method can be employed here as well.
Awareness - without a compensational act of will - brings about self-regulation.
9, the ICP's Politburo said, "Parliament's approval of amendments to the Law represents fallback from the essence of democracy and real threat to its future." It pointed out that Article One of the Amendment constricted, from 45 down to fifteen, the number of compensational seats assigned to slates that do not achieve the elected joint divider on provinces' level.