from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of remunerating.
  • noun Something, such as a payment, that remunerates.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of remunerating, or paying for services, loss, or sacrifices.
  • noun What is given to remunerate; the equivalent given for services, loss, or sufferings.
  • noun Synonyms Repayment, indemnification.
  • noun Reward, recompense, compensation, payment. See indemnify.

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

  • noun The act of remunerating.
  • noun That which is given to remunerate; an equivalent given, as for services, loss, or sufferings.

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

  • noun Something given in exchange for goods or services rendered.
  • noun A payment for work done; wages, salary, emolument.
  • noun A recompense for a loss; compensation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun something that remunerates
  • noun the act of paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses


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From Latin remuneratio.


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