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Definition of Accommodation


  1. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by to.
  2. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.
  3. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or convenience; anything furnished which is desired or needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations -- that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn.
  4. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement; reconciliation; settlement.
  5. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of analogy, to something not originally referred to or intended.
  6. A loan of money.
  7. An accommodation bill or note.

Accommodation Quotations

It's difficult on a ship to get away from your job because that accommodation house, which is where seafarers live, is their workplace, it's where they live, it's where they relax, it's everything, and it's just hard to get away. And seafarers often refer to their job as being in prison with a salary.
Rose George

Many of the critics today get airline tickets, hotel accommodation, bags, beautiful photographs, gifts and other expenses paid by the distributors, and then are supposed to write serious articles about the movie.
Wim Wenders

Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Henry Petroski

Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation, but assimilation always resists new accommodations.
Jean Piaget

The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.
Ruth Benedict
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Accommodation Translations

accommodation in Afrikaans is afspraak, woning
accommodation in Danish is lejlighed, samtykke, indbo
accommodation in Dutch is aanpassing
accommodation in French is disposition, construction, arrangement, compromis
accommodation in German is Quartier, Unterkunft, Versorgung, Unterbringung
accommodation in Italian is aggiustamento, rifornimento, alloggiamento
accommodation in Norwegian is avtale
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