The act or principle of compensating.
- The act of compensating or the state of being compensated.
- Something, such as money, given or received as payment or reparation, as for a service or loss.
- 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.
- Psychology Behavior that develops either consciously or unconsciously to offset a real or imagined deficiency, as in personality or physical ability.