|1.||the act or process of making amends for something|
|2.||something given as reparation for loss, injury, etc; indemnity|
|3.||the automatic movements made by the body to maintain balance|
|4.||the attempt to conceal or offset one's shortcomings by the exaggerated exhibition of qualities regarded as desirable|
|5.||biology abnormal growth and increase in size in one organ in response to the removal or inactivation of another|
compensation com·pen·sa·tion (kŏm'pən-sā'shən)
A process in which a tendency for a change in a given direction is counteracted by another change so that the original change is not evident.
An unconscious psychological mechanism by which one tries to make up for imagined or real deficiencies in personality or physical ability.