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[ri-myoo-nuh-rey-shuh n] /rɪˌmyu nəˈreɪ ʃən/
the act of remunerating.
something that remunerates; reward; pay:
He received little remuneration for his services.
1470-80; earlier remuneracion < Latin remūnerātiōn- (stem of remūnerātiō), equivalent to remūnerāt(us) (see remunerate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonremuneration, noun
preremuneration, noun
superremuneration, noun Unabridged
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Examples for remuneration
  • Second, let's not forget that remuneration committees are making choices with other people's money.
  • Many report receiving multiple job offers, with excellent remuneration, even in these difficult times.
  • It's also the cold fact that students need to be entrepreneurial, placing pieces for maximum exposure and remuneration.
  • The main fund manager is usually the largest investor and remuneration depends on the fund performing profitably.
  • Often the consultants are hired by the same executives whose remuneration is under discussion.
  • Then the banker leaders convinced their boards they deserved outrageous remuneration as merchant bankers had enjoyed.
  • When your present employer is the only company likely to offer you a top job, it has a big say in your remuneration.
  • We cannot link the worth of the executives with the remuneration.
  • It cannot match the perks, opportunities or remuneration for the professionals required to do the work.
  • With that amount of remuneration, asking for or receiving retirement is well unmanly.
British Dictionary definitions for remuneration


the act of remunerating
pay; recompense
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Word Origin and History for remuneration
1477, from L. remunerationem (nom. remuneratio) "a repaying, recompense," from remuneratus, pp. of remunerari "to reward," from re- "back" + munerari "to give," from munus (gen. muneris) "gift, office, duty" (see municipal). Remunerative is from 1677.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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