Accommodations



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

Other friends confided their own doubts and the accommodations they had made.
I Lost My Faith Eric Lax March 17, 2011

accommodations: Aspen Snowmass (800-525-6200; www.aspensnowmass.com) lists the many lodging options available in town.
Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard The Daily Beast October 25, 2013

Security in Baghdad has improved a great deal, though my accommodations there are still in guarded compounds.
Commuting to Iraq Kyle McEneaney March 20, 2009

Disclosure: Microsoft footed the bill for travel and accommodations.
War Games: Microsoft Invades Liechtenstein for Halo 4 Blowout Alex Klein November 7, 2012

“I was at first on a cot, and then in a succession of accommodations,” he says.
The Pastor Who Scandalized His Town Lloyd Grove October 7, 2014

Historical Examples

No game, no roads, no shops, no accommodations for man or beast!
The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne

Travel was slow in those days; accommodations were few and far between.
When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt

Our accommodations at the hotel were wretched beyond description.
History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III) Various

It should be understood that the accommodations were of the rudest character.
War from the Inside Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock

At the end of three days the crowd grew less and accommodations better, and a sunny, bright room was given me all to myself.
My Trip Around the World Eleonora Hunt

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.

“lodgings and entertainment,” see accommodation.
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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