Accommodation



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.

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food and .
a seat, berth, or other facilities for a passenger on a train, plane, etc.

readiness to aid or please others; obligingness.
a loan.
Ophthalmology. the automatic adjustment by which the eye adapts itself to distinct vision at different distances.
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Contemporary Examples

When they moved back to London, the only accommodation they could afford was a freezing, leaky barge on the Thames.
Penelope Fitzgerald Was as Brilliant and Mysterious as Her Own Fiction Edward Platt April 19, 2014

In other words, neither offered any concrete basis for accommodation.
Hillary’s Dangerous Mideast Leap Leslie H. Gelb September 14, 2010

accommodation marketplaces like Onefinestay, Airbnb, and Trampolinn have boomed in popularity.
How to Get Cheaper Tickets, Live Like a Local, and Other Great Travel Hacks Brandon Presser June 3, 2014

Just as America should have reached an accommodation with Hitler, it should have reached out to Stalin.
“The Patriarch”: Joseph Kennedy Sr.’s Outsized Life Jacob Heilbrunn November 20, 2012

If this is not feasible for your client, my client has agreed, as an accommodation, to enter into such an agreement.
Why Epilepsy, Not Henry Wachtel, Is to Blame for Teen’s Mother’s Death Michael Daly April 26, 2012

Historical Examples

A great part of the way, the wretchedness of our accommodation exceeds all description.
Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution John Adams

He cast aside all offers of accommodation, and prepared for battle.
Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II Charlotte Mary Yonge

A long, low-pitched room, of antique construction, was indeed all the accommodation afforded by the caf.
Devil Stories Various

There was room in it for a girl-partner at the oar, but no accommodation for passengers.
The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad

I don’t keep no tavern, and han’t got no accommodation; and what’s more, I reckon I’m no Tennessee man.
Matilda Montgomerie Major (John) Richardson

noun
lodging or board and lodging
adjustment, as of differences or to new circumstances; adaptation, settlement, or reconciliation
something fulfilling a need, want, etc; convenience or facility
(physiol) the automatic or voluntary adjustment of the shape of the lens of the eye for far or near vision
willingness to help or oblige
(commerce) a loan, usually made as an act of favour by a bank before formal credit arrangements are agreed
n.

“room and provisions, lodging,” c.1600, now usually plural (accommodations) and chiefly U.S.; from French accommodation, from Latin accommodationem (nominative accommodatio), noun of action from past participle stem of accommodare (see accommodate). Meaning “appliance, anything which affords aid” is from 1610s; that of “act of accommodating” is from 1640s.

accommodation ac·com·mo·da·tion (ə-kŏm’ə-dā’shən)
n.

The act or state of adjustment or adaptation.

The automatic adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye to permit retinal focus of images of objects at varying distances.

accommodation
(ə-kŏm’ə-dā’shən)
The adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye. Accommodation permits images at different distances to be focused on the retina.

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