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Here on wordreference.com I was reading that:

  • Reimbursement is specifically giving back the same amount of money they paid.
  • Compensation is wider - it means giving them something, usually money, and usually not the exact thing they most want.

Even though they're not exactly the same, is there another financial term/category that would encompass both concepts?

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    What's the context? Inflow is one word that comes to mind but it depends on the context you're going to use it in. – D Stanley Dec 2 '19 at 18:03
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    This is probably better suited for ell.stackexchange.com – RonJohn Dec 2 '19 at 18:06
  • Well I previously posted in ell and then be forwarded to pfm for the same kind of topic. – Kerry Perret Dec 2 '19 at 18:11
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    As you've already said, the concept compensation is broader. Since it encompasses and includes reimbursement, compensation is a valid answer. – Ben Voigt Dec 2 '19 at 20:56
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The term payment would encompass both reimbursement and compensation.

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