com|pen|sa|to|ry

com|pen|sa|to|ry
com|pen|sa|to|ry «kuhm PEHN suh TR ee, -TOHR-», adjective.
serving to compensate; making amends; compensating: »

A civil service employee may get compensatory leave for working overtime.


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  • com|pen|di|um — «kuhm PEHN dee uhm», noun, plural di|ums, di|a « dee uh». a short summary of the main points or ideas of a larger work; abridgment; condensation. SYNONYM(S): abstract, précis, epitome. ╂[< Latin …   Useful english dictionary

  • com|pen´di|ous|ness — com|pen|di|ous «kuhm PEHN dee uhs», adjective. brief but comprehensive; concise: »a compendious review of American literature. SYNONYM(S): succinct. ╂[< Latin compendiōsus < compendium; see etym. under compendium (Cf. ↑compendium)]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • com|pen´di|ous|ly — com|pen|di|ous «kuhm PEHN dee uhs», adjective. brief but comprehensive; concise: »a compendious review of American literature. SYNONYM(S): succinct. ╂[< Latin compendiōsus < compendium; see etym. under compendium (Cf. ↑compendium)]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • com|pen|di|ous — «kuhm PEHN dee uhs», adjective. brief but comprehensive; concise: »a compendious review of American literature. SYNONYM(S): succinct. ╂[< Latin compendiōsus < compendium; see etym. under compendium (Cf. ↑compendium)] –com|pen´di|ous|ly,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • com´pen|sat´ing|ly — com|pen|sate «KOM puhn sayt», verb, sat|ed, sat|ing. –v.t. 1. to make an equal return to; give an equivalent to: »The hunters compensated the farmer for killing his cow by paying him. SYNONYM(S): recompense. 2. to pay: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • com|pen|sate — «KOM puhn sayt», verb, sat|ed, sat|ing. –v.t. 1. to make an equal return to; give an equivalent to: »The hunters compensated the farmer for killing his cow by paying him. SYNONYM(S): recompense. 2. to pay: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • com|pen|sa|ble — «kuhm PEHN suh buhl», adjective. entitled or entitling to compensation …   Useful english dictionary

  • com|pen|sat|ing gear — «KOM puhn SAY tihng», = differential gear. (Cf. ↑differential gear) …   Useful english dictionary

  • com|pen|sa|tion|al — «KOM puhn SAY shuh nuhl», adjective. of or having to do with compensation …   Useful english dictionary

  • com|pen|sa|tion — «KOM puhn SAY shuhn», noun. 1. something given to make up for something else; something which makes up for something else: »He gave me a new knife as compensation for the one of mine he lost. American Indians have filed suits against the… …   Useful english dictionary

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