Character 13
Hyphenation ac com mo da tion
Pronunciations /ə.ˌkɒm.ə.ˈdeɪ.ʃən/

Definitions and meanings of "Accommodation"

What do we mean by accommodation?

The act of accommodating or the state of being accommodated; adjustment. noun

Something that meets a need; a convenience. noun

Room and board; lodgings. noun

A seat, compartment, or room on a public vehicle. noun

Reconciliation or settlement of opposing views. noun

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

A financial favor, such as a loan. noun

The act of accommodating: as noun

Adjustment of differences; reconciliation, as of parties in dispute. noun

Convenience; the supplying of a want; aid. noun

The state of being accommodated; fitness; state of adaptation: followed by to, sometimes by with. noun

Anything which supplies a want, as in respect of ease, refreshment, and the like; anything furnished for use; a convenience: chiefly applied to lodgings: as, accommodation for man and beast: often used in the plural. noun

Specifically In com., pecuniary aid in an emergency; a loan of money, either directly or by becoming security for the repayment of a sum advanced by another, as by a banker. In physiology, the automatic adjustment of the eye, or its power of adjusting itself to distinct vision at different distances, or of the ear to higher or lower tones. noun

Land acquired for the purpose of being added to other land for its improvement. Rapalje and Lawrence. noun

In biology, a change which is brought about in a living being by its own activity and is not transmitted to its descendants, as contrasted with a variation regarded as a congenital change which is not the effect of the activity of the organism and is transmitted to descendants; an acquired character. noun

In genetic psychology, the reverse of habit. noun

In thcol., the theory that God in his revelation so modifies its teaching that it meets the needs of man, who is limited in knowledge and holiness. So God's law is accommodated to the hardness of man's heart, and his truth to ignorance. noun

A public coach with seats inside for twelve persons, and with an entrance on each side. noun

The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by to. noun

(usually a mass noun) Lodging in a dwelling or similar living quarters afforded to travellers in hotels or on cruise ships, or prisoners, etc.

(physical) Adaptation or adjustment.

(personal) Adaptation or adjustment.

The place where sediments can make, or have made, a sedimentation.

Modifications to make one's way of speaking similar to others involved in a conversation or discourse; code-switching.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Accommodation

The word "accommodation" in example sentences

About the accommodation -- _accommodation_ means money, does not it? ❋ Maria Edgeworth (1808)

The term accommodation, as has been noted, developed as a differentiation within the field of the biological concept of adaptation. ❋ Robert Ezra Park (1926)

The term accommodation, while it has a limited field of application in biology, has a wide and varied use in sociology. ❋ Robert Ezra Park (1926)

The word "accommodation" should be on everyone's mind in these situations. ❋ Jeffrey Shaffer (2011)

But after enduring another week of bitter backlash over its mandate requiring religious employers, including Catholic hospitals and universities, to cover birth control, including the morning-after pill, in their health-care plans, the White House on Friday announced what it calls an "accommodation" that will require insurers to pay directly for women's contraception if an employer objects to doing so on religious grounds. ❋ Unknown (2012)

I also had a private arrangement with my partner for obtaining what I called accommodation bills. ❋ A Merchant - Anonymous (N/A)

He tried to end the debate Friday with what he called an "accommodation." ❋ Unknown (2012)

You know, the Mobile Storage business in the U.K. was quite heavily skewed towards what they call accommodation units, what we call in the U.S. office units. ❋ Unknown (2008)

The possibility that our interests are simply irreconcilable and beyond "accommodation" is too chilling to contemplate. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The kind of accommodation is up to you and depends more on your budget than anything. ❋ Unknown (2000)

Being told, on arrival, that the water used in the accommodation is not drinking-water standard, but not getting even one complimentary bottle of water during your stay? ❋ Unknown (2009)

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