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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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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