[uh-kom-uh-dey-shuh n] /əˌkɒm əˈdeɪ ʃən/
the act of ; state or process of being ; 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.
readiness to aid or please others; obligingness.
Ophthalmology. the automatic adjustment by which the eye adapts itself to distinct vision at different distances.
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
“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)
The adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye. Accommodation permits images at different distances to be focused on the retina.
[uh-koun-tuh-bil-i-tee] /əˌkaʊn təˈbɪl ɪ ti/ noun 1. the state of being , liable, or answerable. 2. Education. a policy of holding schools and teachers for students’ academic progress by linking such progress with funding for salaries, maintenance, etc. n. 1770, from accountable + -ity. Earlier was accountableness (1660s).
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