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Pronunciation:  u`kâmu'deyshun

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

ACCOMMODATION is a 13 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: adjustment, fitting
 See Also: adjustment, advance, aid, alteration, assist, assistance, betterment, Cabin class, compromise, developmental learning, domestication, first class, habituation, help, improvement, living quarters, lodging house, modification, modus vivendi, quarters, readjustment, rooming house, second class, service, settlement, stabling, steerage, third class, tourist class



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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

         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.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: the ability of the eye to focus.
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