Accommodation definition

ə-kŏmə-dāshən
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The automatic adjustment of the eye, esp. the lens and pupil, for focusing on objects at various distances.
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An accommodating or being accommodated; adaptation (to a purpose); adjustment.
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Something that meets a need; a convenience.
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(physiology) The automatic adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye to permit retinal focus of images of objects at varying distances.
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Reconciliation or settlement of opposing views.
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The act of accommodating or the state of being accommodated; adjustment.
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(physiology) The automatic adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye to permit retinal focus of images of objects at varying distances.
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Willingness to do favors or services.
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The act of making or endorsing an accommodation paper.
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The act of accommodating or the state of being accommodated; adjustment.
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Reconciliation of differences.
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A help or convenience.
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Lodgings, sometimes, specif., with board included.
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Traveling space, as in a railroad train or airplane; seat, berth, etc.
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The adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye. Accommodation permits images at different distances to be focused on the retina.
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The act of making a change or provision for someone or something.
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A financial favor, such as a loan.
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Room and board; lodgings.
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A seat, compartment, or room on a public vehicle.
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(countable, uncountable, followed by to) The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment.
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(countable, uncountable) Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
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(countable, uncountable) Adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement; compromise.
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(countable) The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.

Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations.

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(countable, commerce) A loan of money.
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(countable, commerce) An accommodation bill or note.
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(countable, law) An offer of substitute goods to fulfill a contract, which will bind the purchaser if accepted.
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(countable, physiology, biology) The adaptation or adjustment of an organism, organ, or part.
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(countable, medicine) The adjustment of the eye to a change of the distance from an observed object.
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(countable, geology) The place where sediments can make, or have made, a sedimentation.
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The definition of an accommodation is something that fulfills a particular need.

1. A hotel, motel and inn are each an example of an accommodation for travelers.

2. A ramp leading up to the front door of an apartment building is an example of an accommodation for a resident in a wheelchair.

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Something done, such as providing a loan or signing an accommodation paper as a surety for another, that is done as a favor without any direct or indirect benefit, compensation, or consideration.
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​ (chiefly UK, usually a mass noun) Lodging in a dwelling or similar living quarters afforded to travellers in hotels or on cruise ships, or prisoners, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
accommodation
Plural:
accommodations

Origin of accommodation

  • From French accommodation from Latin accommodātiō (“adjustment, accommodation, compliance”), from accommodō (“adapt, put in order”). Superficially accommodate +‎ -tion. The sense of "lodging" was first attested in 1600.

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