plural noun, Law.
damages, measured by the harm suffered, awarded to the injured person as due compensation.
- Compensatory finance
noun 1. another name for deficit financing
- Compensatory hypertrophy
compensatory hypertrophy n. Increase in size of an organ or tissue when called upon to do additional work or to perform the work of destroyed tissue or of a paired organ.
- Compensatory pause
compensatory pause n. A pause in the heartbeat following an extrasystole that is long enough to compensate for the prematurity of the extrasystole.
noun, Historical Linguistics. 1. the lengthening of a vowel when a following consonant is weakened or lost, as the change from Old English niht [nikht] /nɪxt/ (Show IPA) to night [nahyt] /naɪt/ (Show IPA) with loss of [kh] /x/ (Show IPA) and lengthening of [i] /ɪ/ (Show IPA) to a vowel that eventually became [ahy] […]