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Definition 1: the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need - [noun denoting act]

(accommodation is a kind of ...) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"he gave me an assist with the housework" "could not walk without assistance" "rescue party went to their aid" "offered his help in unloading"

(... is a kind of accommodation ) the performance of duties by a waiter or servant

"that restaurant has excellent service"

Definition 2: (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye - [noun denoting act]

(accommodation is a kind of ...) the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

(accommodation belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

Definition 3: living quarters provided for public convenience - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where accommodation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • overnight accommodations are available

(accommodation is a kind of ...) housing available for people to live in

"he found quarters for his family" "I visited his bachelor quarters"

(... is a kind of accommodation ) a class of accommodations on a ship or train or plane that are less expensive than first class accommodations

(... is a kind of accommodation ) the most expensive accommodations on a ship or train or plane

(... is a kind of accommodation ) a house where rooms are rented

(... is a kind of accommodation ) accommodation for animals (especially for horses)

(... is a kind of accommodation ) the cheapest accommodations on a passenger ship

(... is a kind of accommodation ) inexpensive accommodations on a ship or train

Definition 4: in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality - [noun denoting cognition]

(accommodation is a kind of ...) learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development

Definition 5: a settlement of differences - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where accommodation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they reached an accommodation with Japan

(accommodation is a kind of ...) a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it

(... is a kind of accommodation ) a temporary accommodation of a disagreement between parties pending a permanent settlement

(... is a kind of accommodation ) an accommodation in which both sides make concessions

"the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'"

Definition 6: making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for accommodation in the sense of this definition

(accommodation is a kind of ...) a change for the better; progress in development

(... is a kind of accommodation ) the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances)

(... is a kind of accommodation ) accommodation to domestic life

"her explorer husband resisted all her attempts at domestication"

(... is a kind of accommodation ) a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions

(... is a kind of accommodation ) initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state

"the new industry's economic shakedown"

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