[ uh-kom-uh-dey-tiv ]
/ əˈkɒm əˌdeɪ tɪv /


tending to accommodate; adaptive.

Nearby words

  1. accommodation platform,
  2. accommodation reflex,
  3. accommodation train,
  4. accommodationist,
  5. accommodations,
  6. accommodative asthenopia,
  7. accommodator,
  8. accompaniment,
  9. accompanist,
  10. accompany

Origin of accommodative

First recorded in 1835–45; accommodate + -ive

Related formsac·com·mo·da·tive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for accommodative

  • We must place the same claims to the diagnosis of muscular asthenopia as to that of the accommodative form.

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  • Early distaste for reading is often acquired by farsighted persons, owing to the strain on the accommodative apparatus.

  • The diagnosis of accommodative asthenopia is as a rule confirmed ex juvantibus; this cannot be asserted for the muscular form.

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Medicine definitions for accommodative


[ ə-kŏmə-dā′tĭv ]


Of or relating to accommodation.

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