accommodation reflex n.
The coordinated changes that occur in the eye when viewing a near object, including constriction of the pupil, convergence of the eyes, and increased convexity of the lens.
- Accommodation train
Railroads Now Rare. a local train. Historical Examples After about three hours I change to an accommodation train that finally winds up at Atalissa somewhere around noon. Agent Nine and the Jewel Mystery Graham M. Dean He had come in on an accommodation train, and was waiting for the midnight express. Asa Holmes Annie Fellows […]
a person who finds it expedient to adapt to the opinions or behavior of the majority of people, especially as a means of economic or political survival. of, relating to, or characteristic of such a person: They criticized the senator’s conduct as being accommodationist. Contemporary Examples In 2008 his position and perspective were far from […]
the act of accommodating; state or process of being accommodated; adaptation. adjustment of differences; reconciliation. Sociology. a process of mutual adaptation between persons or groups, usually achieved by eliminating or reducing hostility, as by compromise or arbitration. anything that supplies a need, want, favor, convenience, etc. Usually, accommodations. . food and . a seat, berth, […]
tending to ; adaptive. Historical Examples We must place the same claims to the diagnosis of muscular asthenopia as to that of the accommodative form. Schweigger on Squint C. Schweigger The diagnosis of accommodative asthenopia is as a rule confirmed ex juvantibus; this cannot be asserted for the muscular form. Schweigger on Squint C. Schweigger […]