adjustment of differences; reconciliation.
Sociology. a process of mutual adaptation between persons or groups, usually achieved by eliminating or reducing hostility, as by compromise or arbitration.
anything that supplies a need, want, favor, convenience, etc.
food and lodging.
a seat, berth, or other facilities for a passenger on a train, plane, etc.
readiness to aid or please others; obligingness.
Ophthalmology. the automatic adjustment by which the eye adapts itself to distinct vision at different distances.
- ac·com·mo·da·tion·al, adjective
- non·ac·com·mo·da·tion, noun
- pre·ac·com·mo·da·tion, noun
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How to use accommodation in a sentence
In most states, it remains illegal to discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community in matters of housing, public accommodation, and all the rest.Ritchie Torres, set to be first out Afro-Latino in Congress, seeks big changes amid COVID | Chris Johnson | September 9, 2020 | Washington Blade
So what we need is the Equality Act, which would amend the iconic Civil Rights Act to protect the LGBTQ community from discrimination in matters of employment, housing, public accommodation and every sense.Ritchie Torres, set to be first out Afro-Latino in Congress, seeks big changes amid COVID | Chris Johnson | September 9, 2020 | Washington Blade
Take Getaway House, whose accommodations outside 13 major cities are more like secluded cabins, or Loge Camps, an outdoorsy brand that renovates motels near naturally pristine settings.Airbnb CEO: The pandemic will force us to see more of the world, not less | Verne Kopytoff | September 7, 2020 | Fortune
What’s changed is that I am even more acutely aware of just how important it is to make accommodations for people before they need to ask for them, and that no one can both do good work and be in video calls for 8-plus hours a day.How this year’s 40 Under 40 are surviving the pandemic | jonathanvanian2015 | September 7, 2020 | Fortune
Now, some accommodations are taking this approach to the hotel bar.Luxury hotels are wooing guests with exclusive wines and spirits | Rachel King | September 5, 2020 | Fortune
But requiring a private business to provide equal accommodation to all Americans, including the gay ones?Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isn’t Religious Freedom, It’s Just Discrimination | Sally Kohn | October 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Bone, when we routed him out, could not promise us any more accommodation than he had so kindly given us the first night.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire | H.L. Mencken | October 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There could be no accommodation of that guy—in terms of human behavior and the rules of Italian-American organized crime.David Chase on Tony Soprano’s Fate, the State of TV, and Why He Couldn’t Finish ‘True Detective’ | Marlow Stern | September 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Perhaps this is part of why they have become so accomplished at a certain kind of disability accommodation.Disney World Means Everything to a Special Needs Mom | Elizabeth Picciuto | July 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
accommodation marketplaces like Onefinestay, Airbnb, and Trampolinn have boomed in popularity.How to Get Cheaper Tickets, Live Like a Local, and Other Great Travel Hacks | Brandon Presser | June 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In ordinary times fares ranged from ₱50 saloon accommodation to ₱8 a deck passage.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
accommodation was cheap, manners were easy, and knowledge of the gay city less than rudimentary.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Nicolas Amati did not introduce it, his work being of the kind that had no accommodation, or sufficient surface for it.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
The outcome of the wrangle was a purely personal accommodation of an essentially momentary character.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
In Guernsey, however, Cuckoos are much too numerous for the Hedgesparrow to afford accommodation for them all.Birds of Guernsey (1879) | Cecil Smith
British Dictionary definitions for 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
physiol the automatic or voluntary adjustment of the shape of the lens of the eye for far or near vision
willingness to help or oblige
commerce a loan, usually made as an act of favour by a bank before formal credit arrangements are agreed
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Scientific definitions for accommodation
The adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye. Accommodation permits images at different distances to be focused on the retina.
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