Bonus vs Payment - What's the difference?

bonus | payment |


As nouns the difference between bonus and payment

is that bonus is while payment is (uncountable) the act of paying.

bonus

English

Noun

(es)
  • Something extra that is good.
  • An extra sum given as a premium, e.g. to an employee.
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  • (uncountable, basketball) One or more free throws awarded to a team when the opposing team has accumulated enough fouls.
  • Derived terms

    * signing bonus

    Verb

  • To pay a bonus, premium
  • Anagrams

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    payment

    English

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The act of paying.
  • (countable) A sum of money paid in exchange for goods or services.
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    Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * down payment * grease payment * lubrication payment * payment in kind