Definition of Accommodation

1. Noun. Making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances.

Exact synonyms: Adjustment, Fitting
Specialized synonyms: Readjustment, Domestication, Habituation, Shakedown
Generic synonyms: Advance, Betterment, Improvement
Derivative terms: Accommodate, Accommodate, Accommodate, Adjust, Fit, Fit

2. Noun. A settlement of differences. "They reached an accommodation with Japan"
Generic synonyms: Settlement
Specialized synonyms: Modus Vivendi, Compromise
Derivative terms: Accommodate

3. Noun. In the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality.
Generic synonyms: Developmental Learning
Derivative terms: Accommodate, Accommodate

4. Noun. Living quarters provided for public convenience. "Overnight accommodations are available"

5. Noun. The act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need.
Specialized synonyms: Service
Generic synonyms: Aid, Assist, Assistance, Help
Derivative terms: Accommodate, Accommodate, Accommodate

6. Noun. (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye.
Generic synonyms: Adjustment, Alteration, Modification
Category relationships: Physiology
Derivative terms: Accommodational

Definition of Accommodation

1. n. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by to.

Definition of Accommodation

1. Noun. (context: chiefly British usually pluralonly) Lodging in a dwelling or similar living quarters afforded to travellers in hotels or on cruise ships, or prisoners, etc. ¹

2. Noun. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by '''to''' ¹

3. Noun. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness. ¹

4. Noun. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; as, the '''accommodations''' -- that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn - Sir W. Scott ¹

5. Noun. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement; compromise. ¹

6. Noun. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended. ¹

7. Noun. (context: commerce) A loan of money ¹

8. Noun. (context: commerce) An accommodation bill or note. ¹

9. Noun. (context: legal) an offer of substitute goods to fulfill a contract, which will bind the purchaser if accepted ¹

10. Noun. (context: physiology biology) The adaptation or adjustment of an organism, organ, or part. ¹

11. Noun. (context: medical) The adjustment of the eye to a change of the distance from an observed object. ¹

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Definition of Accommodation

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Medical Definition of Accommodation

1. Adjustment, especially that of the eye for various distances resulting in pupil constriction or dilatation. Origin: L. Accommodare = to fit to (18 Nov 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Accommodation

accommodation (current term)
accommodation address
accommodation bill
accommodation endorser
accommodation ladder
accommodation ladders
accommodation of eye
accommodation of nerve
accommodation on arrival
accommodation paper
accommodation papers
accommodation reflex
accommodation train
accommodation trains

Literary usage of Accommodation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1870)
"matured proposals for increasing jail accommodation wherever it was manifestly ... JAIL accommodation. One great improvement recommended by the committee of ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by John Barnard Byles, Maurice Barnard Byles, Walter John Barnard Byles (1899)
"And, therefore, where the drawer of a bill, accepted for his accommodation, a week before the bill became due, handed over bank notes to the accommodation ..."

3. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"For special cases we have the terms Acclimatization (accommodation to new climatic conditions), Naturalization (accommodation of an organism as a whole to ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1875)
"The range of the accommodation was almost ^ ; for after a 2° prism had been ... During the accommodation for near objects the black lenticular margin was ..."

5. A History of the English Church During the Civil Wars and Under the by Ecole littéraire de Montréal, Charles Gill, William Arthur Shaw (1900)
"Ineffectual attempt at accommodation with the Independents on the question of the office of the doctor.— November, 1643. and length until the following ..."

6. The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses by William Horatio Bates (1920)
"idea dismissed after supposed demonstration that accommodation depends upon the Ions—Author'0 experiments demonstrate that accommodation depends wholly upon ..."

7. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain). (1907)
"(les., Wiesbaden, 28, (1900), 1901, (180-184). 3715 accommodation. ... und accommodation des Auges. [In: Handbuch der Physiologie des Menschen. Bd 3. ..."

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