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n.1. the act of making up for a functional or structural deficiency. For example, compensation for the loss of a diseased kidney is brought about by an increase in size of the remaining kidney, so restoring the urine-producing capacity. 2. monetary payment in redress for injury or loss. The amount of compensation awarded to an injured party usually corresponds to the degree of harm suffered, damages being split into general and special damages.

1. the act of making up for a functional or structural deficiency. For example, compensation for the loss of a diseased kidney is brought about by an increase in size of the remaining kidney, so restoring the urine-producing capacity. 2. monetary payment in redress for injury or loss. The amount of compensation awarded to an injured party usually corresponds to the degree of harm suffered, damages being split into general and special damages.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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