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accommodation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accommodation  \Ac*com`mo*da"tion\,  n.  [L.  accommodatio,  fr 
  accommodare:  cf  F.  accommodation.] 
  1.  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.''  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  2.  Willingness  to  accommodate;  obligingness. 
 
  3.  Whatever  supplies  a  want  or  affords  ease,  refreshment,  or 
  convenience;  anything  furnished  which  is  desired  or 
  needful;  --  often  in  the  plural;  as  the  accommodations  -- 
  that  is  lodgings  and  food  --  at  an  inn.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  4.  An  adjustment  of  differences;  state  of  agreement; 
  reconciliation;  settlement.  ``To  come  to  terms  of 
  accommodation.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  5.  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.  --Paley. 
 
  6.  (Com.) 
  a  A  loan  of  money. 
  b  An  accommodation  bill  or  note. 
 
  {Accommodation  bill},  or  {note}  (Com.),  a  bill  of  exchange 
  which  a  person  accepts,  or  a  note  which  a  person  makes  and 
  delivers  to  another,  not  upon  a  consideration  received, 
  but  for  the  purpose  of  raising  money  on  credit. 
 
  {Accommodation  coach},  or  {train},  one  running  at  moderate 
  speed  and  stopping  at  all  or  nearly  all  stations. 
 
  {Accommodation  ladder}  (Naut.),  a  light  ladder  hung  over  the 
  side  of  a  ship  at  the  gangway,  useful  in  ascending  from 
  or  descending  to  small  boats. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accommodation 
  n  1:  making  or  becoming  suitable;  adjusting  to  circumstances 
  [syn:  {adjustment},  {fitting}] 
  2:  a  settlement  of  differences;  "they  reached  an  accommodation 
  with  Japan" 
  3:  in  the  theories  of  Jean  Piaget:  the  modification  of  internal 
  representations  in  order  to  accommodate  a  changing 
  knowledge  of  reality 
  4:  living  quarters  provided  for  public  convenience;  "overnight 
  accommodations  are  available" 
  5:  the  act  of  providing  something  (lodging  or  seat  or  food)  to 
  meet  a  need 
  6:  (physiology)  the  automatic  adjustment  in  focal  length  of  the 
  lens  of  the  eye 




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