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ACCOMMODATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does accommodation mean? 

ACCOMMODATION (noun)
  The noun ACCOMMODATION has 6 senses:

1. making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
2. a settlement of differences
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
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

  Familiarity information: ACCOMMODATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCOMMODATION (noun)


Sense 1accommodation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

accommodation; adjustment; fitting

Hypernyms ("accommodation" is a kind of...):

advance; betterment; improvement (a change for the better; progress in development)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "accommodation"):

shakedown (initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state)


Sense 2accommodation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A settlement of differences

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

they reached an accommodation with Japan

Hypernyms ("accommodation" is a kind of...):

settlement (a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "accommodation"):

modus vivendi (a temporary accommodation of a disagreement between parties pending a permanent settlement)

compromise (an accommodation in which both sides make concessions)


Sense 3accommodation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("accommodation" is a kind of...):

developmental learning (learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development)


Sense 4accommodation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Living quarters provided for public convenience

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

overnight accommodations are available

Hypernyms ("accommodation" is a kind of...):

living quarters; quarters (housing available for people to live in)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "accommodation"):

third class; tourist class (inexpensive accommodations on a ship or train)

steerage (the cheapest accommodations on a passenger ship)

stabling (accommodation for animals (especially for horses))

lodging house; rooming house (a house where rooms are rented)

first class (the most expensive accommodations on a ship or train or plane)

Cabin class; second class (accommodations on a ship or train or plane that are less expensive than first class accommodations)


Sense 5accommodation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("accommodation" is a kind of...):

aid; assist; assistance; help (the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "accommodation"):

service (the performance of duties by a waiter or servant)


Sense 6accommodation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the lens of the eye

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("accommodation" is a kind of...):

adjustment; alteration; modification (the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment))

Domain category:

physiology (the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "accommodation"):

readjustment (the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances))

domestication (accommodation to domestic life)

habituation (a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions)


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