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accommodation

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noun ac·com·mo·da·tion \ə-ˌkä-mə-ˈdā-shən\

Simple Definition of accommodation

  • accommodations : a place (such as a room in a hotel) where travelers can sleep and find other services

  • : a place where people can live, stay, or work

  • : an agreement that allows people, groups, etc., to work together

Full Definition of accommodation

  1. 1 :  something supplied for convenience or to satisfy a need: as a :  lodging, food, and services or traveling space and related services —usually used in plural <tourist accommodations on the boat> <overnight accommodations> b :  a public conveyance (as a train) that stops at all or nearly all points c :  loan

  2. 2 :  the act of accommodating :  the state of being accommodated: as a :  the providing of what is needed or desired for convenience b :  adaptation, adjustment c :  a reconciliation of differences :  settlement d :  the automatic adjustment of the eye for seeing at different distances effected chiefly by changes in the convexity of the crystalline lens; also :  the range over which such adjustment is possible

ac·com·mo·da·tion·alplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of accommodation

  1. They weren't sure if they could provide food and accommodations for the whole group.

  2. The accommodations on board the boat are a bit cramped.

  3. He hoped to reach an accommodation with the new owners.

  4. Negotiators were convinced that accommodation with the union was possible.

  5. He changed his schedule as an accommodation to his clients.

  6. Changes were made for the accommodation of differing viewpoints.



1603

First Known Use of accommodation

1603

Rhymes with accommodation

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Medical Dictionary

accommodation

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noun ac·com·mo·da·tion \ə-ˌkäm-ə-ˈdā-shən\

Medical Definition of accommodation

  1. :  an adaptation or adjustment especially of a bodily part (as an organ): asa:  the automatic adjustment of the eye for seeing at different distances effected chiefly by changes in the convexity of the crystalline lensb:  the range over which such adjustment is possible





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