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Meaning of accommodation

ac•com•mo•da•tion

Pronunciation: (u-kom"u-dā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of accommodating; state or process of being accommodated; adaptation.
  2. adjustment of differences; reconciliation.
  3. a process of mutual adaptation between persons or groups, usually achieved by eliminating or reducing hostility, as by compromise or arbitration.
  4. anything that supplies a need, want, favor, convenience, etc.
  5. Usually,
    1. lodging.
    2. food and lodging.
    3. a seat, berth, or other facilities for a passenger on a train, plane, etc.
  6. readiness to aid or please others; obligingness.
  7. a loan.
  8. the automatic adjustment by which the eye adapts itself to distinct vision at different distances.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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