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There is nothing inherently fair about equalizing incomes. If the government penalizes you for working harder than somebody else, that is unfair. If you save your money but retire with the same pension as a free-spending neighbor, that is also unfair.
Arthur C. Brooks

Meaning of "pension" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PENSION

Via Old French from Latin pēnsiō a payment, from pendere to pay.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PENSION

pension  [ˈpɛnʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PENSION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pension is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb pension in English.

WHAT DOES PENSION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pension

Pension

A pension is a fixed sum to be paid regularly to a person, typically following retirement from service. There are many different types of pensions, including defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, as well as several others. Pensions should not be confused with severance pay; the former is paid in regular installments, while the latter is paid in one lump sum. The terms retirement plan and superannuation refer to a pension granted upon retirement of the individual. Retirement plans may be set up by employers, insurance companies, the government or other institutions such as employer associations or trade unions. Called retirement plans in the United States, they are commonly known as pension schemes in the United Kingdom and Ireland and superannuation plans in Australia and New Zealand. Retirement pensions are typically in the form of a guaranteed life annuity, thus insuring against the risk of longevity. A pension created by an employer for the benefit of an employee is commonly referred to as an occupational or employer pension. Labor unions, the government, or other organizations may also fund pensions.

Definition of pension in the English dictionary

The first definition of pension in the dictionary is a regular payment made by the state to people over a certain age to enable them to subsist without having to work. Other definition of pension is a regular payment made by an employer to former employees after they retire. Pension is also a regular payment made to a retired person as the result of his or her contributions to a personal pension scheme.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PENSION

PRESENT

Present
I pension
you pension
he/she/it pensions
we pension
you pension
they pension
Present continuous
I am pensioning
you are pensioning
he/she/it is pensioning
we are pensioning
you are pensioning
they are pensioning
Present perfect
I have pensioned
you have pensioned
he/she/it has pensioned
we have pensioned
you have pensioned
they have pensioned
Present perfect continuous
I have been pensioning
you have been pensioning
he/she/it has been pensioning
we have been pensioning
you have been pensioning
they have been pensioning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I pensioned
you pensioned
he/she/it pensioned
we pensioned
you pensioned
they pensioned
Past continuous
I was pensioning
you were pensioning
he/she/it was pensioning
we were pensioning
you were pensioning
they were pensioning
Past perfect
I had pensioned
you had pensioned
he/she/it had pensioned
we had pensioned
you had pensioned
they had pensioned
Past perfect continuous
I had been pensioning
you had been pensioning
he/she/it had been pensioning
we had been pensioning
you had been pensioning
they had been pensioning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will pension
you will pension
he/she/it will pension
we will pension
you will pension
they will pension
Future continuous
I will be pensioning
you will be pensioning
he/she/it will be pensioning
we will be pensioning
you will be pensioning
they will be pensioning
Future perfect
I will have pensioned
you will have pensioned
he/she/it will have pensioned
we will have pensioned
you will have pensioned
they will have pensioned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been pensioning
you will have been pensioning
he/she/it will have been pensioning
we will have been pensioning
you will have been pensioning
they will have been pensioning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would pension
you would pension
he/she/it would pension
we would pension
you would pension
they would pension
Conditional continuous
I would be pensioning
you would be pensioning
he/she/it would be pensioning
we would be pensioning
you would be pensioning
they would be pensioning
Conditional perfect
I would have pension
you would have pension
he/she/it would have pension
we would have pension
you would have pension
they would have pension
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been pensioning
you would have been pensioning
he/she/it would have been pensioning
we would have been pensioning
you would have been pensioning
they would have been pensioning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you pension
we let´s pension
you pension
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to pension
Past participle
pensioned
Present Participle
pensioning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PENSION


ascension
əˈsɛnʃən
attention
əˈtɛnʃən
comprehension
ˌkɒmprɪˈhɛnʃən
contention
kənˈtɛnʃən
convention
kənˈvɛnʃən
declension
dɪˈklɛnʃən
detention
dɪˈtɛnʃən
dimension
dɪˈmɛnʃən
extension
ɪkˈstɛnʃən
hypertension
ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnʃən
intention
ɪnˈtɛnʃən
intervention
ˌɪntəˈvɛnʃən
invention
ɪnˈvɛnʃən
mention
ˈmɛnʃən
prevention
prɪˈvɛnʃən
propension
prəˈpɛnʃən
recension
rɪˈsɛnʃən
retention
rɪˈtɛnʃən
suspension
səˈspɛnʃən
tension
ˈtɛnʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PENSION

pensileness
pensility
pension benefits
pension book
pension fund
pension mortgage
pension off
pension plan
pension provider
pension provision
pension scheme
pensionable
pensionaries
pensionary
pensione
pensioneer
pensioneer trustee
pensioner
pensionless
pensionnat

WORDS THAT END LIKE PENSION

air suspension
coefficient of expansion
commission
disability pension
en pension
Executive Mansion
expansion
file extension
hair extension
hyperextension
hypotension
incomprehension
independent suspension
low-tension
mansion
old age pension
pretension
reading comprehension
retirement pension
surface tension
thermal expansion

Synonyms and antonyms of pension in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PENSION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pension» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pension

Translation of «pension» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PENSION

Find out the translation of pension to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pension from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pension» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

退休金
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pensión
570 millions of speakers

English

pension
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पेंशन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَعَاشٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пенсия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aposentadoria
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পেনশন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

retraite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pencen
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rente
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

年金
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연금
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pensiun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lương hưu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓய்வூதிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पेन्शन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

emeklilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pensione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

emerytura
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пенсія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pensie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύνταξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pensioen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pension
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pensjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pension

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PENSION»

The term «pension» is very widely used and occupies the 9.453 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PENSION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pension

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10 QUOTES WITH «PENSION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pension.
1
Darren Aronofsky
These wrestlers aren't organized. They have no union, no pension and no insurance. You meet wrestler after wrestler who sold out Madison Square Garden ten years ago, basically running on fumes today. There's a lot of drama there.
2
Steve Bartlett
Pension reforms, like investment advice and automatic enrollment, will strengthen the ability of Americans to save and invest for retirement.
3
Martin Bashir
I had a pension that I was paying into for 27 years... It's now worth less than a Herman Cain endorsement.
4
Arthur C. Brooks
There is nothing inherently fair about equalizing incomes. If the government penalizes you for working harder than somebody else, that is unfair. If you save your money but retire with the same pension as a free-spending neighbor, that is also unfair.
5
Jerry Brown
Pension reform can be hard to talk about. In the long run, reform now means fewer demands for layoffs and less draconian measures in the future. It's in the best interest of all Californians to fix this system now.
6
Jim Brown
The NFL pension is the worst in the world of business. It's an embarrassment.
7
Sarah Wayne Callies
You don't take a job in acting at all expecting 25 years in and a pension.
8
Ha-Joon Chang
Many financial and industrial companies have been bailed out with the public's money, but very few of those who had run those companies have been punished for their failures. Yes, the top managers of those companies have lost their jobs - but with a fat pension and mostly with a handsome severance payment.
9
Chris Christie
A retired teacher paid $62,000 towards her pension and nothing, yes nothing, for full family medical, dental and vision coverage over her entire career. What will we pay her? $1.4 million in pension benefits and another $215,000 in health care benefit premiums over her lifetime.
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Chris Christie
They said it was impossible to touch the third rail of politics, to take on public-sector unions and to reform a pension and health benefits system that was headed to bankruptcy. But with bipartisan leadership, we saved taxpayers $132 billion dollars over 30 years and saved retirees their pensions. We did it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PENSION»

Discover the use of pension in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pension and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Pension Mathematics with Numerical Illustrations
From the Pension Research Council of the Wharton School
Howard E. Winklevoss, 1993
2
Pension Economics
While not attempting to train readers as professional economists, this book aims to provide a secure grounding in the theory and practice of economics insofar as it deals with pension matters.
David Blake, 2006
3
Market-Valuation Methods in Life and Pension Insurance
The book will be of great interest and use to students and practitioners who need an introduction to this area, and who seek a practical yet sound guide to life insurance accounting and product development.
Thomas Møller, Mogens Steffensen, 2007
4
Pension Fund Excellence: Creating Value for Stockholders
In this book, two leading pension fund experts lay out a comprehensive plan for effective fund management.
Keith P. Ambachtsheer, D. Don Ezra, 1998
5
Pension Finance
This book provides a secure grounding in the theory and practice of finance insofar as it deals with pension matters.
David Blake, 2006
6
Good Governance for Pension Schemes
This volume brings together leading practitioners to provide an overview of what today constitutes good governance for pension schemes, from both a legal and a practical perspective.
Paul Thornton, Donald Fleming, 2011
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Public Pension Fund Management: Governance, Accountability, ...
This publication contains the proceedings of an international conference, organised by the World Bank and held in May 2003, to consider issues of governance, accountability, transparency and investment in relation to the management of ...
Alberto R. Musalem, Robert J. Palacios, 2004
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Pension Wise: Confronting Employer Pension Underfunding – ...
In Pension Wise: Confronting Employer Pension Underfunding—And Sparing Taxpayers the Next Bailout, Charles Blahous—one of the nation’s foremost retirement security experts—explains the origins and dangers of current underfunding in ...
Charles Blahous, 2010
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Pension Schemes and Pension Funds in the United Kingdom
In this up-to-date and thorough exposition of state pension schemes and the activities of pension funds in Britain, David Blake combines a wealth of institutional detail and an examination of important policy issues to outline an ideal ...
David Blake, 1995
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Pension Plans and Employee Performance: Evidence, Analysis, ...
Chief economist for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and formerly with the U.S. Department of Labor, Richard A. Ippolito shows how pension plans can attract and retain more dedicated and productive workers.
Richard A. Ippolito, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PENSION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pension is used in the context of the following news items.
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Minister: Act now or lose pension tax relief
The Treasury is understood to be lobbying for a radical overhaul of the pension contribution tax relief system. George Osborne announced a ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
The staggering cost of accessing your pension
Pension freedom can come at a surprisingly high cost when you want to withdraw your money. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Pension fund trustees seek billions in damages from state
TRENTON — In the latest salvo in the battle between New Jersey and its public workers, the heads of the state's largest pension funds are ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
4
Cop who watched child die denied pension for PTSD
Officer Jeanette Hernandez, left, says watching Halii McCord, right, die was traumatizing and she wants a disability pension. Photo: J.C. Rice ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
5
Police pension windfall hits £100m after ministers sums blunder
A Government pension blunder means that frontline staff who retired between December 2001 and late 2006 had 25 per cent cut from their ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
6
Retiree insurance, pension rate brought to budget debate
Another Senate budget item would automatically decrease a fixed rate of return on state pension fund investments that helps calculate the ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
7
£1.1bn pension deficit emerges across 45 of the North East and …
A £1.1bn deficit in the pension funds of 45 top business in the North East and Yorkshire has developed. Research from professional services ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
8
Crooks in £1bn pension swindle
Savers are particularly at risk from bogus schemes linked to the new pension freedoms which started in April this year. Regulators fear that ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Anna Hazare demands 'One Rank One Pension' scheme
Currently, the amount of pension paid to ex-servicemen of the same rank differs -- depending on when they retired. A section of the former ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
10
Government working on One Rank One Pension: Venkaiah Naidu
BENGALURU: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said that the Modi government holds the armed forces and their families in highest ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»

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