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[n] the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
[n] (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the lens of the eye
[n] living quarters provided for public convenience; "overnight accommodations are available"
[n] in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality
[n] a settlement of differences; "they reached an accommodation with Japan"
[n] making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances


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Synonyms

adjustment, fitting

Misc. Definitions

\Ac*com`mo*da"tion\, n. [L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]
1. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by to. ``The organization of the body with accommodation to its functions.'' --Sir M. Hale.
2. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
3. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations -- that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn. --Sir W. Scott.
4. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement. ``To come to terms of accommodation.'' --Macaulay.
5. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended. Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations. --Paley.
6. (Com.) (a) A loan of money. (b) An accommodation bill or note. {Accommodation bill}, or {note} (Com.), a bill of exchange which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and delivers to another, not upon a consideration received, but for the purpose of raising money on credit. {Accommodation coach}, or {train}, one running at moderate speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations. {Accommodation ladder} (Naut.), a light ladder hung over the side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from, or descending to, small boats.

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