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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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