accommodation

[ uh-kom-uh-dey-shuh n ]
/ əˌkɒm əˈdeɪ ʃən /

noun

Origin of accommodation

1595–1605; < Latin accommodātiōn- (stem of accommodātiō) adjustment. See accommodate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM accommodation

ac·com·mo·da·tion·al, adjectivenon·ac·com·mo·da·tion, nounpre·ac·com·mo·da·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for accommodation

accommodation
/ (əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃən) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for accommodation

accommodation
[ ə-kŏm′ə-dāshən ]

n.

The act or state of adjustment or adaptation.
The automatic adjustment in the focal length of the lens of the eye to permit retinal focus of images of objects at varying distances.
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Scientific definitions for accommodation

accommodation
[ ə-kŏm′ə-dāshən ]

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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