Accommodation

Noun

  • (physical) Adaptation or adjustment.
  • (countable, physiology, biology) The adaptation or adjustment of an organism, organ, or part.
  • (countable, uncountable) Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
  • (countable, commerce) A loan of money.
  • (countable, geology) The place where sediments can make, or have made, a sedimentation.
  • ‚Äč (chiefly Britain, usually a mass noun) Lodging in a dwelling or similar living quarters afforded to travellers in hotels or on cruise ships, or prisoners, etc.
  • (countable, uncountable) A convenience, a fitting, something satisfying a need.
  • (personal) Adaptation or adjustment.
  • (countable) The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.

    "Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were probably intended as nothing more than accommodations."

  • (countable, law) An offer of substitute goods to fulfill a contract, which will bind the purchaser if accepted.
  • (countable, uncountable, followed by to) The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment.
  • (countable, medicine) The adjustment of the eye to a change of the distance from an observed object.
  • (countable, uncountable) Adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement; compromise.
  • (countable, commerce) An accommodation bill or note.

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