What does accommodation mean?

Definitions for accommodation
əˌkɒm əˈdeɪ ʃənac·com·mo·da·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word accommodation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adjustment, accommodation, fittingnoun

    making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

  2. accommodationnoun

    a settlement of differences

    "they reached an accommodation with Japan"

  3. accommodationnoun

    in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality

  4. accommodationnoun

    living quarters provided for public convenience

    "overnight accommodations are available"

  5. accommodationnoun

    the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need

  6. accommodationnoun

    (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye

Wiktionary

  1. accommodationnoun

    Lodging in a dwelling or similar living quarters afforded to travellers in hotels or on cruise ships, or prisoners, etc.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  2. accommodationnoun

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

    The organization of the body with accommodation to its functions. - Sir Matthew Hale

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  3. accommodationnoun

    Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  4. accommodationnoun

    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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  5. accommodationnoun

    An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement; compromise.

    To come to terms of accommodation. - Thomas Babington Macaulay

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  6. accommodationnoun

    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. - William Paley

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  7. accommodationnoun

    A loan of money

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  8. accommodationnoun

    An accommodation bill or note.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  9. accommodationnoun

    an offer of substitute goods to fulfill a contract, which will bind the purchaser if accepted

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  10. accommodationnoun

    The adaptation or adjustment of an organism, organ, or part.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  11. accommodationnoun

    The adjustment of the eye to a change of the distance from an observed object.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accommodationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]

  2. Accommodationnoun

    willingness to accommodate; obligingness

    Etymology: [L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]

  3. Accommodationnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]

  4. Accommodationnoun

    an adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement

    Etymology: [L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]

  5. Accommodationnoun

    the application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended

    Etymology: [L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]

  6. Accommodationnoun

    a loan of money

    Etymology: [L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]

  7. Accommodationnoun

    an accommodation bill or note

    Etymology: [L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]

Freebase

  1. Accommodation

    Accommodation is the process by which the vertebrate eye changes optical power to maintain a clear image on an object as its distance varies. Accommodation acts like a reflex, but can also be consciously controlled. Mammals, birds and reptiles vary the optical power by changing the form of the elastic lens using the ciliary body. Fish and amphibians vary the power by changing the distance between a rigid lens and the retina with muscles. The young human eye can change focus from distance to 7 cm from the eye in 350 milliseconds. This dramatic change in focal power of the eye of approximately 13 diopters occurs as a consequence of a reduction in zonular tension induced by ciliary muscle contraction. The amplitude of accommodation declines with age. By the fifth decade of life the accommodative amplitude has declined so the near point of the eye is more remote than the reading distance. When this occurs the patient is presbyopic. Once presbyopia occurs, those who are emmetropic will need an optical aid for near vision; those who are myopic, will find that they see better at near without their distance correction; and those who are hyperopic will find that they may need a correction for both distance and near vision. The age-related decline in accommodation occurs almost universally to less than 2 dioptres by the time a person reaches 45 to 50 years, by which time most of the population will have noticed a decrease in their ability to focus on close objects and hence require glasses for reading or bifocal lenses. Accommodation decreases to essentially 0 dioptres at the age of 70 years.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accommodation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2380

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accommodation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2648

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accommodation' in Nouns Frequency: #1035

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accommodation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accommodation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of accommodation in a Sentence

  1. Chelsey Youman:

    This is an unprecedented move by a government agency to mandate that anytime a church opens its doors to the public that it automatically qualifies as a place of public accommodation, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

  2. Frank Pavone:

    This accommodation is not an 'opt-out.' Rather, it is a hijacking of the mechanism of our insurance plans to further the immoral goal of expanding access to abortion-inducing drugs and other objectionable services.

  3. Kim Yong-gu:

    We pay for accommodation, meals and other utility costs in order not to lose them to another factory.

  4. Sunu Widyatmoko:

    We will do everything possible to support them as the investigation continues and have already mobilized a support team to help take care of their immediate needs, including accommodation and travel arrangements.

  5. The Navy:

    As of October 14, multiple religious accommodation requests related to the COVID vaccine mandate have been adjudicated and none have yet been approved, as we continue to review and adjudicate such requests, each will continue to be given full consideration with respect to the specific facts and circumstances submitted.

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Translations for accommodation

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  • الإقامةArabic
  • квартира, жилище, привикване, приспособяванеBulgarian
  • ubytování, akomodaceCzech
  • Anpassung, UnterkunftGerman
  • κατάλυμαGreek
  • hospedaje, alojamientoSpanish
  • sopeutuminen, majoitus, soveltuminenFinnish
  • hébergement, accommodationFrench
  • מְגוּרִים, לִינָהHebrew
  • akomodasiIndonesian
  • lojeyoIdo
  • alloggio, sistemazioneItalian
  • 調節, 設備, 宿泊, 調整Japanese
  • 숙박Korean
  • wharenohoMāori
  • привикнување, сместување, прилагодувањеMacedonian
  • akomodasi, lojing, permalaman, penginapan, pemalamanMalay
  • accommodatieDutch
  • akomodacja, przystosowanie, zakwaterowaniePolish
  • acomodamento, alojamento, acomodação, hospedagemPortuguese
  • аккомодация, согласование, жилище, жильё, расквартированиеRussian
  • смјештај, smještajSerbo-Croatian
  • chỗ ởVietnamese
  • 住所Chinese

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