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, fitting(noun)

    making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

  2. accommodation(noun)

    a settlement of differences

    "they reached an accommodation with Japan"

  3. accommodation(noun)

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

  4. accommodation(noun)

    living quarters provided for public convenience

    "overnight accommodations are available"

  5. accommodation(noun)

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

  6. accommodation(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. accommodation(Noun)

    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. accommodation(Noun)

    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. accommodation(Noun)

    Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  4. accommodation(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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  5. accommodation(Noun)

    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. accommodation(Noun)

    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. accommodation(Noun)

    A loan of money

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  8. accommodation(Noun)

    An accommodation bill or note.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  9. accommodation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  10. accommodation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

  11. accommodation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1600.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accommodation(noun)

    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. Accommodation(noun)

    willingness to accommodate; obligingness

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

  3. Accommodation(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

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

  4. Accommodation(noun)

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

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

  5. Accommodation(noun)

    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. Accommodation(noun)

    a loan of money

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

  7. Accommodation(noun)

    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. Grant Williamson:

    There's pure demand for their facilities. Obviously the population just keeps getting older and more and more of the elderly are looking at that kind of accommodation.

  2. Steffen Seibert:

    Greece should not be left alone in the situation in which it finds itself, at the same time, Greece must ... protect its borders effectively and also push ahead with the construction of functioning hotspots and sufficient accommodation capacities.

  3. Josh Nye:

    We don't think this is the start of a full-on easing cycle; rather, these cuts are about providing a bit more accommodation to offset trade headwinds, fifty basis points of easing would fall short of what markets are currently pricing in over the next year, but should be enough to placate investors that are concerned monetary policy has become a bit too restrictive.

  4. David Pointer:

    Travelers can sense it really is on the verge of opening up to mass tourism, flights, accommodation and car hire are in high demand and we encourage our clients to book six months in advance to ensure we can book them the trip they're after.

  5. Greek Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas:

    I am appealing to those people right now...to return to the accommodation centers, it's a lie that the borders will open.

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Translations for accommodation

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  • الإقامةArabic
  • привикване, приспособяване, жилище, квартираBulgarian
  • akomodace, ubytováníCzech
  • Unterkunft, AnpassungGerman
  • κατάλυμαGreek
  • hospedaje, alojamientoSpanish
  • sopeutuminen, soveltuminen, majoitusFinnish
  • accommodation, hébergementFrench
  • לִינָה, מְגוּרִיםHebrew
  • akomodasiIndonesian
  • lojeyoIdo
  • alloggio, sistemazioneItalian
  • 調節, 設備, 宿泊, 調整Japanese
  • 숙박Korean
  • wharenohoMāori
  • привикнување, прилагодување, сместувањеMacedonian
  • pemalaman, penginapan, akomodasi, lojing, permalamanMalay
  • accommodatieDutch
  • zakwaterowanie, akomodacja, przystosowaniePolish
  • alojamento, acomodação, acomodamento, hospedagemPortuguese
  • расквартирование, жильё, аккомодация, согласование, жилищеRussian
  • смјештај, smještajSerbo-Croatian
  • chỗ ởVietnamese
  • 住所Chinese

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