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ac•com•mo•da•tion(əˌkɒm əˈdeɪ ʃən)
Accommodation is where you live or stay, especially when you are on holiday or when you are staying somewhere for a short amount of time. In British English, accommodation is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'accommodations' or 'an accommodation'.
Speakers of American English usually talk about accommodations.
Don't talk about 'an accommodation' in either British English or American English. Don't say, for example, 'I'm looking for an accommodation near the city centre'. Say 'I'm looking for accommodation near the city centre' or in American English, 'I'm looking for accommodations near the city centre'.
|Noun||1.||accommodation - making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances|
readjustment - the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances)
domestication - accommodation to domestic life; "her explorer husband resisted all her attempts at domestication"
habituation - a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions
shakedown - initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state; "the new industry's economic shakedown"
|2.||accommodation - a settlement of differences; "they reached an accommodation with Japan"|
settlement - a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
modus vivendi - a temporary accommodation of a disagreement between parties pending a permanent settlement
compromise - an accommodation in which both sides make concessions; "the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'"
|3.||accommodation - in the theories of Jean Piaget: the modification of internal representations in order to accommodate a changing knowledge of reality|
developmental learning - learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development
|4.||accommodation - living quarters provided for public convenience; "overnight accommodations are available"|
cabin class, economy class, second class - a class of accommodations on a ship or train or plane that are less expensive than first class accommodations
first class - the most expensive accommodations on a ship or train or plane
living quarters, quarters - housing available for people to live in; "he found quarters for his family"; "I visited his bachelor quarters"
stabling - accommodation for animals (especially for horses)
steerage - the cheapest accommodations on a passenger ship
|5.||accommodation - the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need|
service - the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that restaurant has excellent service"
|6.||accommodation - (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye|
modification, adjustment, alteration - the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
have you any accommodation available? → ¿tiene usted habitaciones disponibles?
to book accommodation in a hotel → reservar una habitación en un hotel
"accommodation to let" → se alquilan habitaciones
there is accommodation for 20 passengers → hay lugar para 20 pasajeros
there is standing accommodation only → hay sitio solamente para estar de pie
the plane has limited accommodation → el avión tiene un número limitado de plazas
to reach an accommodation with creditors → llegar a un acuerdo con los acreedores
accommodation[əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃən] n accommodations [əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃənz] (US) npl (= place to stay) → logement m
He's found accommodation → Il a trouvé un logement., Il a trouvé à se loger.
"accommodation to let" (British) → "appartement (or studio ) à louer"
to have accommodation for ...
They have accommodation for 500 → Ils peuvent recevoir 500 personnes., Il y a de la place pour 500 personnes.
The hall has seating accommodation for 600 (British) → La salle contient 600 places assises.
accommodation[əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃən] n (= agreement) → compromis m
accommodation[əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃ/ən] n ac£com£mo£da£tions npl (Am)
"accommodation to let" → "camere in affitto"
have you any accommodation (available)? → avete posto?
seating accommodation (Brit) → posti a sedere