|1.||[ noun ] the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need|
|Related terms:||aid service lodge|
|2.||[ noun ] (housing) living quarters provided for public convenience|
"overnight accommodations are available"
|Related terms:||living_quarters Cabin_class first_class stabling steerage tourist_class lodging_house lodge|
|3.||[ noun ] (psychology,education) in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality|
|Related terms:||developmental_learning accommodate|
|4.||[ noun ] a settlement of differences|
"they reached an accommodation with Japan"
|Related terms:||settlement compromise modus_vivendi accommodate|
|5.||[ noun ] making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances|
|Related terms:||improvement shakedown adapt fit adjust accommodate|
|6.||[ noun ] (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the lens of the eye|
|Related terms:||alteration readjustment domestication habituation physiology|