accommodation

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


Nearby words

  1. acclivous,
  2. accolade,
  3. accolated,
  4. accommodate,
  5. accommodating,
  6. accommodation address,
  7. accommodation bill,
  8. accommodation collar,
  9. accommodation ladder,
  10. accommodation line

Origin of accommodation

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

Related formsac·com·mo·da·tion·al, adjectivenon·ac·com·mo·da·tion, nounpre·ac·com·mo·da·tion, noun

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Examples from the Web for non-accommodation

  • The bathing would be delightful but for the discomfort and positive indecency of the non-accommodation.

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British Dictionary definitions for non-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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Word Origin and History for non-accommodation

accommodation

n.

"room and provisions, lodging," c.1600, now usually plural (accommodations) and chiefly U.S.; from French accommodation, from Latin accommodationem (nominative accommodatio), noun of action from past participle stem of accommodare (see accommodate). Meaning "appliance, anything which affords aid" is from 1610s; that of "act of accommodating" is from 1640s.

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Medicine definitions for non-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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Science definitions for non-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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