accommodation accommodation  /ə ˌkɑ mə ˈdeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
  2. (n) a settlement of differences
  3. (n) in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality
  4. (n) living quarters provided for public convenience
  5. (n) the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
  6. (n) (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye

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  1. Of the half-dozen homeless who agreed to follow up with social care on Wednesday, it is possible that none will check into Broadway's temporary accommodation, Motunde says.
  2. Many of Japan's monasteries and temples offer accommodation along with classes in meditation and Buddhist cuisine.
  3. This is all happening while Americans generally are drifting toward a bumpy accommodation, making judgments that are intricate, ad hoc and unpredictable.

News

  1. Why the World Cup cannot save Brazil's tourism industry

    By Brad Haynes RECIFE, Brazil (Reuters) - For soccer fans flocking to Confederations Cup matches in Brazil's tropical northeast next week, getting tickets to the stadium should be simple - but two in three will not find accommodations in the host city Recife. Officials are sending visitors as far as 120 kilometers (75 miles) inland to spend the night, a detour on par with staying in Philadelphia ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Bucks County firefighters from Trevose and Bristol Borough awarded Medals of Valor for heroic actions

    TREVOSE - The Bucks County Fire Chief’s and Firefighters Association awarded several firefighters with the Medal of Valor during an Accommodation Ceremony held at the Trevose Fire Company Station 4 on Monday evening, May 20.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bristol Pilot

  3. Largest Multi-purpose London Homeless Hostel Celebrates Third Birthday

    Arlington, a high quality accommodation and support service for homeless people in London, has celebrated its third birthday since being re-launched in 2010. Residents, staff and partners were invited to celebrate the special occasion at Arlington yesterday (Monday 10 June). (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10821008.htm
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "The committees have already prejudged the question, regardless of the production of any privilege log," Fielding wrote. "In such circumstances, we will not be undertaking such a project, even as a further accommodation."
    on Jul 8, 2007 By: Fred Fielding Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. On Thursday, Williams told BBC radio: "There is a place for finding what would be a constructive accommodation with some aspects of Muslim law as we already do with aspects of other kinds of religious law."
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Rowan Williams Source: NDTV.com

  3. "On this day I urge everyone to work in the spirit of tolerance, mutual accommodation and respect for dissent and invite every one to participate in the national effort for ...... reconciliation and healing the wounds," Zardari said.
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: Reuters

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