- 1 [mass noun] British A room, group of rooms, or building in which someone may live or stay: they were living in temporary accommodationMás ejemplos en oraciones
- For official figures, a person can be considered homeless while staying in temporary accommodation and not necessarily living on the streets.
- The family is now staying in temporary accommodation until their house in Ascension Close is rebuilt.
- People are forced to live in temporary accommodation for years because of the shortage of social housing, and people who come to Oxford to work find it very difficult to find anywhere affordable to live.
- 1.1 (accommodations) chiefly North American Lodgings, sometimes also including board: the company offers a number of guest house accommodations in OberammergauMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Most common houses offer laundry facilities, exercise rooms and guest accommodations.
- 1.2The available space for occupants in a building, vehicle, or vessel: there was lifeboat accommodation for 1,178 peopleMás ejemplos en oraciones
- She had lifeboat accommodation for 970 persons.
- T & T, by virtue of qualifying, has been allocated eight per cent of available seating accommodation at each of the three stadiums.
- On a bitterly chill day, plenty of accommodation was available for punters in the state-of-the-art stand, and facilities for hospitality were excellent.
- 1.3The provision of a room or lodgings: the building is used exclusively for the accommodation of guestsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- No rooms which are below ground level shall be used for the accommodation of guests.
- There are many other hotels nearby to fit any budget, for the accommodation of guests.
- In the marina there are also shops, restaurant, terraces, tavern, and ten apartments for the accommodation of guests.
- 2A convenient arrangement; a settlement or compromise: the prime minister was seeking an accommodation with LabourMás ejemplos en oraciones
- There were tensions between tradition and Christianity, but there were also compromises and accommodations, a fusion of cultures.
- And, when a conflict becomes defined in religious terms, it also usually becomes more difficult to work out an accommodation or a compromise.
- The easy option is of course to seek to reach an accommodation with critics, and, if a compromise can be reached without sacrifice of principle, then this is a preferred course.
- 3 [mass noun] The process of adapting or adjusting to someone or something: accommodation to a separate political entity was not possibleMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Different sets of rights were extended at different periods and this represented a process of gradual accommodation to mass demands.
- Incoming migrants from rural areas often discard marked dialect forms as part of the process of accommodation to urban speech ways.
- This process of accommodation to a western audience may be termed occidisation.
- 3.1 [mass noun] The automatic adjustment of the focus of the eye by flattening or thickening of the lens: the power of accommodation to near objectsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The lens is important in accommodation because it has the capability of undergoing a change in shape.
- People with shortsightedness have poorer ability to focus accurately by accommodation, which leads to even more retinal blur and defocus.
- By demonstrating the act of accommodation, the lens was clearly differentiated from all other intraocular lenses.
early 17th century: from Latin accommodatio(n-), from accommodare 'fit one thing to another' (see accommodate).