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Noun: bonus  bow-nus
  1. An additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output
    - incentive
     
  2. Anything that makes one feel encouraged
    "his approval was an added bonus";
    - fillip, shot in the arm
     
  3. A welcome unexpected event

Derived forms: bonuses

Type of: payment, positive stimulus

Part of: incentive program, incentive scheme

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