What does accommodation mean?

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

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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.

  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

  3. accommodation(Noun)

    Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.

  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

  5. accommodation(Noun)

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

    To come to terms of accommodation. - Thomas Babington Macaulay

  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

  7. accommodation(Noun)

    A loan of money

  8. accommodation(Noun)

    An accommodation bill or note.

  9. accommodation(Noun)

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

  10. accommodation(Noun)

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

  11. accommodation(Noun)

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

  12. Origin: * 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

  2. Accommodation(noun)

    willingness to accommodate; obligingness

  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

  4. Accommodation(noun)

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

  5. Accommodation(noun)

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

  6. Accommodation(noun)

    a loan of money

  7. Accommodation(noun)

    an accommodation bill or note

  8. Origin: [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. French President Francois Hollande:

    There can be adjustments, accommodation, but European rules and principles must be respected.

  2. Heather Nauert:

    The U.S. is not paying for any accommodation costs for the North Korean delegation in Singapore.

  3. Robert Littlepage:

    There should have been an accommodation that satisfied both sides, rather than putting it all on her.

  4. Kim Yong-gu:

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

  5. Sinn Fein:

    There's no doubt the lack of available rental accommodation has become a real burning election issue.

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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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