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see synonyms of accommodation


1. accommodation, adjustment, fitting

making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

2. accommodation

a settlement of differences

Example Sentences:
'they reached an accommodation with Japan'

3. accommodation

in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality

4. accommodation

living quarters provided for public convenience

Example Sentences:
'overnight accommodations are available'

5. accommodation

the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need

6. accommodation

(physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of accommodation
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
4. physiology
the automatic or voluntary adjustment of the shape of the lens of the eye for far or near vision
willingness to help or oblige
6. business
a loan, usually made as an act of favour by a bank before formal credit arrangements are agreed

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see synonyms of accommodation
an accommodating or being accommodated; adaptation (to a purpose); adjustment
reconciliation of differences
willingness to do favors or services
a help or convenience
5.  [pl.]
lodgings; room and board
6.  [pl.]
traveling space, as in a railroad train or airplane; seat, berth, etc.
the automatic adjustment of the eye, esp. the lens and pupil, for focusing on objects at various distances
the act of making or endorsing an accommodation paper

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of accommodation
1. The act of accommodating or the state of being accommodated; adjustment.
2. Something that meets a need; a convenience.
3. accommodations
a. Room and board; lodgings.
b. A seat, compartment, or room on a public vehicle.
4. Reconciliation or settlement of opposing views.
5. Physiology The automatic adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye to permit retinal focus of images of objects at varying distances.
6. A financial favor, such as a loan.

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