Accommodation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˌkɑːməˈdeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word accommodation
Brit.  |əkɒməˈdeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word accommodation

noun

- making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances (syn: adjustment, fitting)
- a settlement of differences
- in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality
- living quarters provided for public convenience
- the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
- (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye

Examples

They weren't sure if they could provide food and accommodations for the whole group.

The accommodations on board the boat are a bit cramped.

He hoped to reach an accommodation with the new owners.

Negotiators were convinced that accommodation with the union was possible.

He changed his schedule as an accommodation to his clients.

Changes were made for the accommodation of differing viewpoints.

The cost of rented accommodation keeps going up.

Our sole accommodation was a tent barely able to contain eight persons.

Accommodation, without which society would be painful.

They had begun to seek a possible accommodation.

The price for the holiday includes flights and accommodation.

Universities have to provide student accommodation for first-year students.

We reached an accommodation between both parties.

He obtained an accommodation of £ 100 from Ballantyne.

they reached an accommodation with Japan

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