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Definition of "compensatory" [com•pen•sa•to•ry]

  • That compensates, or serves as compensation (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "compensatory" in a sentence
  • "Rosette says that when successful organizations are led by black managers, the strong performance is attributed to broad market factors over which the leader had no control, or to what she calls "compensatory stereotypes," such as humor or public-speaking skills, which would make up for any lack in competence."
  • "2 For a brief definition of the term compensatory lengthening and some interesting examples of it, see an abstract of Campos-Astorkiza, "A Typological analysis of compensatory consonant lengthening", Phonology and Phonetics in Iberia (June 2005) (or view the pdf here)."
  • "If humanity is interned within a capitalist state of affairs long enough (I would put it at 3 generations); have access to what I term compensatory and recuperative mechanisms; if the state of affairs have enough redressive (from the word"