from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which compensates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, compensates; -- a name applied to various mechanical devices.
  • noun (Naut.) An iron plate or magnet placed near the compass on iron vessels to neutralize the effect of the ship's attraction on the needle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun literally A party or thing which compensates, pays or otherwise provides a compensation
  • noun Any device used to compensate for something, notably to achieve a better balance
  • noun A building control device used to deliver the compensation relationship or curve between the air temperature outside a building and the temperature of water or air provided to spaces or zones within the building for purposes of heating or cooling.
  • noun nautical One of several small magnets placed in the binnacle to neutralize the effect of the ship's metal on the compass


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