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accommodative

[uh-kom-uh-dey-tiv]
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adjective
  1. tending to accommodate; adaptive.
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Origin of accommodative

First recorded in 1835–45; accommodate + -ive
Related formsac·com·mo·da·tive·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for accommodative

Historical Examples

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

    Schweigger on Squint

    C. Schweigger

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

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


accommodative in Medicine

accommodative

(ə-kŏmə-dā′tĭv)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to accommodation.
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