Compensation pendulum
Compensation Com`pen*sa"tion, n. [L. compensatio a weighing, a balancing of accounts.] 1. The act or principle of compensating. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

2. That which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent; that which makes good the lack or variation of something else; that which compensates for loss or privation; amends; remuneration; recompense. [1913 Webster]

The parliament which dissolved the monastic foundations . . . vouchsafed not a word toward securing the slightest compensation to the dispossessed owners. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

No pecuniary compensation can possibly reward them. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) (a) The extinction of debts of which two persons are reciprocally debtors by the credits of which they are reciprocally creditors; the payment of a debt by a credit of equal amount; a set-off. --Bouvier. --Wharton. (b) A recompense or reward for some loss or service. (c) An equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate, in which it is customary to provide that errors in description, etc., shall not avoid, but shall be the subject of compensation. [1913 Webster]

{Compensation balance}, or {Compensated balance}, a kind of balance wheel for a timepiece. The rim is usually made of two different metals having different expansibility under changes of temperature, so arranged as to counteract each other and preserve uniformity of movement.

{Compensation pendulum}. See {Pendulum}.

Syn: Recompense; reward; indemnification; consideration; requital; satisfaction; set-off. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • compensation pendulum — noun : a clock pendulum so constructed as to remain of the same pendulum length by automatic compensation for the effect of changes of temperature …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Pendulum — Pen du*lum, n.; pl. {Pendulums}. [NL., fr. L. pendulus hanging, swinging. See {Pendulous}.] A body so suspended from a fixed point as to swing freely to and fro by the alternate action of gravity and momentum. It is used to regulate the movements …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pendulum bob — Pendulum Pen du*lum, n.; pl. {Pendulums}. [NL., fr. L. pendulus hanging, swinging. See {Pendulous}.] A body so suspended from a fixed point as to swing freely to and fro by the alternate action of gravity and momentum. It is used to regulate the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pendulum level — Pendulum Pen du*lum, n.; pl. {Pendulums}. [NL., fr. L. pendulus hanging, swinging. See {Pendulous}.] A body so suspended from a fixed point as to swing freely to and fro by the alternate action of gravity and momentum. It is used to regulate the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pendulum wheel — Pendulum Pen du*lum, n.; pl. {Pendulums}. [NL., fr. L. pendulus hanging, swinging. See {Pendulous}.] A body so suspended from a fixed point as to swing freely to and fro by the alternate action of gravity and momentum. It is used to regulate the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compensation — Com pen*sa tion, n. [L. compensatio a weighing, a balancing of accounts.] 1. The act or principle of compensating. Emerson. [1913 Webster] 2. That which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent; that which makes good the lack or variation of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compensation balance — Compensation Com pen*sa tion, n. [L. compensatio a weighing, a balancing of accounts.] 1. The act or principle of compensating. Emerson. [1913 Webster] 2. That which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent; that which makes good the lack or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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