Compensator meaning

kämpənsātər
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A person or thing that compensates.
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Any of various devices or circuits used to correct or offset some disturbing action, as speed deviations in a moving system or excessive current in a circuit.
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(literally) A party or thing which compensates, pays or otherwise provides a compensation.
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Any device used to compensate for something, notably to achieve a better balance.
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A building control device used to deliver the compensation relationship or curve between the air temperature outside a building and the temperature of water or air provided to spaces or zones within the building for purposes of heating or cooling.

Compensators ensure less heat is provided to a room on a warmer day. They may be implemented mechanically, electronically or in software.

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(nautical) One of several small magnets placed in the binnacle to neutralize the effect of the ship's metal on the compass.
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