[kuh m-pen-suh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
Also com·pen·sa·tive [kom-puh n-sey-tiv, kuh m-pen-suh-] /ˈkɒm pənˌseɪ tɪv, kəmˈpɛn sə-/.
Origin of compensatory
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Word Origin and History for noncompensatory
c.1600, from French compensatoire, from Latin compensatus, past participle of compensare (see compensate). Psychological sense is from 1921.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to or characterized by compensation.
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