accommodation

Definitions

  • An Accommodating Party
    An Accommodating Party
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n accommodation (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye
    • n accommodation the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
    • n accommodation living quarters provided for public convenience "overnight accommodations are available"
    • n accommodation in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality
    • n accommodation a settlement of differences "they reached an accommodation with Japan"
    • n accommodation making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
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The Function of Accommodation The Function of Accommodation

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The photo most often requested from the U.S. National Archives is that of the meeting between Elvis Presley and President Nixon in 1970. Presley had requested that Nixon make him an honorary drug enforcement agent and Nixon accommodated him.
    • Accommodation (Com) A loan of money.
    • Accommodation (Com) An accommodation bill or note.
    • Accommodation An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement. "To come to terms of accommodation ."
    • Accommodation The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by to. "The organization of the body with accommodation to its functions."
    • Accommodation 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 ."
    • Accommodation Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodationsthat is, lodgings and food -- at an inn.
    • Accommodation Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n accommodation The act of accommodating: as Adjustment; adaptation; especially, the adaptation or application of one thing to another by analogy, as the words of a prophecy to a subsequent event.
    • n accommodation Adjustment of differences; reconciliation, as of parties in dispute.
    • n accommodation Convenience; the supplying of a want; aid.
    • n accommodation The state of being accommodated; fitness; state of adaptation: followed by to, sometimes by with.
    • n accommodation Anything which supplies a want, as in respect of ease, refreshment, and the like; anything furnished for use; a convenience: chiefly applied to lodgings: as, accommodation for man and beast: often used in the plural.
    • n accommodation Specifically In com., pecuniary aid in an emergency; a loan of money, either directly or by becoming security for the repayment of a sum advanced by another, as by a banker. In physiology, the automatic adjustment of the eye, or its power of adjusting itself to distinct vision at different distances, or of the ear to higher or lower tones. In the eye accommodation is effected by an alteration of the convexity of the crystalline lens (which see), and in the ear by an increased tension of the tympanic membrane for higher tones.
    • n accommodation Land acquired for the purpose of being added to other land for its improvement. Rapalje and Lawrence.
    • n accommodation In biology, a change which is brought about in a living being by its own activity and is not transmitted to its descendants, as contrasted with a variation regarded as a congenital change which is not the effect of the activity of the organism and is transmitted to descendants; an acquired character.
    • n accommodation In genetic psychology, the reverse of habit. It implies modification of function or type, and finds expression in selective thought, interest, etc. Baldwin, Handbook of Psychol., p. 49.
    • n accommodation In thcol., the theory that God in his revelation so modifies its teaching that it meets the needs of man, who is limited in knowledge and holiness. So God's law is accommodated to the hardness of man's heart, and his truth to ignorance.
    • n accommodation A public coach with seats inside for twelve persons, and with an entrance on each side. The body was hung on leather thorough-braces after the manner of the post-chaise. It was first used in New York on Broadway between Wall and Bleecker streets. Its successors were the sociable and the omnibus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Accommodation convenience: fitness: adjustment: obligingness: an arrangement or compromise:
    • n Accommodation (theol.) an adaptation or method of interpretation which explains the special form in which the revelation is presented as unessential to its contents, or rather as often adopted by way of compromise with human ignorance or weakness: a loan of money
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Quotations

  • William Mcgovern
    William Mcgovern
    “The only practice that's now constant is the practice of constantly accommodating to change.”
  • Samuel Beckett
    Samuel%20Beckett
    “To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver%20Goldsmith
    “The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver%20Goldsmith
    “Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.”
  • Latin Proverb
    Latin Proverb
    “He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. accommodatio, fr. accommodare,: cf. F. accommodation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ad, to, commodus, fitting. See Commodious.

Usage

In literature:

This is a partial loss of the power to accommodate the eye to different distances.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Visitors and others fond of boating can be accommodated here to their heart's content.
"Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham" by Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
A small building was erected, in which forty in-patients could be accommodated.
"Notable Women Of Modern China" by Margaret E. Burton
The students' hot bath accommodates a dozen lads at a time.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
When I thought of their accommodation my brain reeled.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
He has sent them about L5000, and proposes we should borrow on our joint security L5000 for their accommodation.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Two staterooms had been converted into one to provide Miss Deane with ample accommodation.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
Although the accommodation for the public was limited there was a large crowd of Johannesburgers present.
"A Woman's Part in a Revolution" by Natalie Harris Hammond
The vehicles and horses are accommodated in a fine stable on Amity Street, near Broadway.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
Several slave pens and prisons were constantly kept up to accommodate the trade.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
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In poetry:

"Houses are classed, I beg to state,
According to the number
Of Ghosts that they accommodate: (The Tenant merely counts as WEIGHT,
With Coals and other lumber).
"Phantasmagoria Canto I (The Trystyng )" by Lewis Carroll
Then 'tis well we're both accommodated.
That I can't send thee all I have of treasure
Arises from the templar; thou must know him,
I have a weighty debt to pay to him.
"Nathan The Wise - Act III" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
And there's also ten thousand rumsellers there—
Oh, wonderful to think of, I do declare!
To accommodate the people of New York therein,
And to encourage them to commit all sorts of sin.
"Jottings of New York" by William Topaz McGonagall
The suburban villas of Leith are elegant and grand,
With accommodation that might suit the greatest lady in the land;
And the air is pure and good for the people's health,
And health, I'm sure, is better by far than wealth.
"The Ancient Town of Leith" by William Topaz McGonagall
The Hydropathic is situated on an eminence most grand,
And is one of the largest buildings in fair Scotland;
And capable of accommodating five hundred visitors, who often call there,
To recuperate their health and breathe the fragrant air.
"Beautiful Crief" by William Topaz McGonagall
The lodging-houses at Bablicome are magnificent to be seen,
And the accommodation there would suit either king or queen,
And there's some exquisite cottages embowered in the woodland,
And sloping down to the sea shore, is really very grand.
"Beautiful Torquay" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

If a guest needs a ride to a doctor's appointment, he will do his best to accommodate the guest.
This fire rated offset and centerline electric strike provides all the necessary components to complete the installation, accommodating most cylindrical lock and mortise lock applications.
River cruising's on a roll, as cruise lines continue to register double-digit growth rates, while expanding their fleets of new-build ships to accommodate the surge in European river travel.
Hydra-Cell's C60 Series regulating valves accommodate 0.75 in.
Ldquo;Can-makers have dramatically increased their variety of can sizes and shapes, primarily to accommodate the demand of beverage companies wanting to differentiate their products and packages,&rdquo.
The extra height, it turned out, was meant to accommodate a mooring mast for dirigibles .
The pizza chain's founder, John Schnatter, is warning customers that to accommodate President Obama's health care law, they may have to shell out $10.11.
Owner Alex Alexander said the new docks can accommodate vessels up to 70 feet and offer electric hookup for overnight stays.
Robert Morris University is asking Moon to amend its zoning ordinance to permit dormitories as a conditional use to accommodate housing students in the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport on University Boulevard.
In fact, this school year nearly 1,000 students had to occupy a circa 1968 dorm complex designed to accommodate 880, reports Allen Hansen, vice president of Student Services.
The champagne was on ice, plastic shields were in place above the cubicles in the Baltimore clubhouse and couches were removed to accommodate a celebration 15 years in the making.
Fraudster Marc Dreier nitpicks his prison accommodations.
The largest dry dock measures 420 x 80 metres and is one of the biggest in Europe, allowing the yard to accommodate almost any ship in the world.
The biggest dry dock measures 420 x 80 metres and is one of the biggest in Europe, allowing the yard to accommodate almost any ship in the world.
Rio+20 comes at a time when more and more events are being held in Rio, and will serve as an important test for the city's ability to accommodate and transport visitors, writes Rachel Glickhouse.
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In science:

We turn to define a R+ -valued variant of continuous logic which can accommodate unbounded metric structures.
Continuous first order logic for unbounded metric structures
Every effort should be made to accommodate such deferrals when they are requested, with the realization that the junior faculty member will greatly benefit from the additional training that they can receive free of job application pressure.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists
Once again the process was automated to accommodate the large number of sources in the study.
Identifying Compact Symmetric Objects from the VLBA Imaging and Polarization Survey
Therefore, one would like a micromagnetic simulation framework to be extensible enough to easily accommodate such specific additional effects.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
The righthand panel of Figure 3 shows the test errors when tangent distance is used. K -medoids similarly readily accommodates any dissimilarity.
Classification by Set Cover: The Prototype Vector Machine
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