HyperDic: accommodation

English > 6 senses of the word accommodation:
NOUNeventaccommodation, adjustment, fittingmaking or becoming suitable
communicationaccommodationa settlement of differences
cognitionaccommodationin the theories of Jean Piaget
artifactaccommodationliving quarters provided for public convenience
actaccommodationthe act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
actaccommodation(physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye
accommodation > pronunciation
Soundsahkaa.mahdey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > accommodation: 6 senses > noun 1, event
Meaningmaking or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances.
Synonymsadjustment, fitting
Narrowerdomesticationaccommodation to domestic / domestic life
habituationA general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions
readjustmentThe act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances)
shakedowninitial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state
Broaderimprovement, betterment, advanceA change for the better
Spanishajuste, atemperación
Verbsaccommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
accommodatemake (one thing) compatible with (another)
accommodatebe agreeable or acceptable to
English > accommodation: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA settlement of differences.
Example"they reached an accommodation with Japan"
NarrowercompromiseAn accommodation in which both sides make concessions
modus vivendiA temporary accommodation of a disagreement between parties pending a permanent settlement
BroadersettlementA conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
Spanishacomodo, acuerdo, adaptación, ajuste
Verbsaccommodatemake (one thing) compatible with (another)
English > accommodation: 6 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningIn the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality.
Broaderdevelopmental learningLearning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development
Spanishacomodación
Verbsaccommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
accommodatemake (one thing) compatible with (another)
English > accommodation: 6 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningliving quarters provided for public convenience.
Example"overnight accommodations are available"
Narrowercabin class, second class, economy classA class of accommodations on a ship or train or plane that are less expensive than first class accommodations
first classThe most expensive accommodations on a ship or train or plane
lodging house, rooming houseA house where rooms are rented
stablingaccommodation for animals (especially for horses)
steerageThe cheapest accommodations on a passenger ship
tourist class, third classinexpensive accommodations on a ship or train
Broaderliving quarters, quartershousing available for people to live in
Spanishalojamiento, hospedaje
Catalanallotjament
Verbsaccommodateprovide housing for
English > accommodation: 6 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need.
NarrowerserviceThe performance of duties by a waiter or servant
Broaderaid, assist, assistance, helpThe activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
Spanishalojamiento
Catalanalberg, allotjament, hostatge
Verbsaccommodateprovide a service or favor for someone
accommodateprovide with something desired or needed
accommodateprovide housing for
English > accommodation: 6 senses > noun 6, act
Meaning(physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye.
CategoryphysiologyThe branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
Broaderalteration, modification, adjustmentThe act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
Spanishacomodación
Catalanacomodació
Adjectivesaccommodationalof or relating to the accommodation of the lens of the eye

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