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English noun: accommodation

1. accommodation (event) making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances


Synonymsadjustment, fitting


Broader (hypernym)advance, betterment, improvement


Narrower (hyponym)domestication, habituation, readjustment, shakedown

2. accommodation (communication) a settlement of differences


SamplesThey reached an accommodation with Japan.


Broader (hypernym)settlement


Narrower (hyponym)compromise, modus vivendi

3. accommodation (cognition) in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality


Broader (hypernym)developmental learning

4. accommodation (artifact) living quarters provided for public convenience


SamplesOvernight accommodations are available.


Broader (hypernym)living quarters, quarters


Narrower (hyponym)cabin class, economy class, first class, lodging house, rooming house, second class, stabling, steerage, third class, tourist class

5. accommodation (act) the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need


Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, assistance, help


Narrower (hyponym)service

6. accommodation (act) (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye


Broader (hypernym)adjustment, alteration, modification


Domain categoryphysiology









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