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1. Spacious; roomy: "I told them that I wished to rent a furnished house not too near the town, commodious enough to allow for two separate suites of rooms" (Jean Rhys). See Synonyms at spacious.
2. Archaic Suitable; handy.

[Middle English, convenient, from Medieval Latin commodiōsus, from Latin commodus : com-, com- + modus, measure; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

com·mo′di·ous·ly adv.
com·mo′di·ous·ness n.
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Noun1.commodiousness - spatial largeness and extensiveness (especially inside a building); "the capaciousness of Santa's bag astounded the child"; "roominess in this size car is always a compromise"; "his new office lacked the spaciousness that he had become accustomed to"
bigness, largeness - the property of having a relatively great size
airiness - the property of something spacious and abounding in fresh air
seating capacity - the number of people that can be seated in a vehicle or auditorium or stadium etc.
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References in classic literature ?
With such commodiousness of situation, these two learned persons sat themselves down, each in his own domain, yet familiarly passing from one apartment to the other, and bestowing a mutual and not incurious inspection into one another's business.
They have a greater flexibility to the duration of the sojourn of trip, off the peak season, they ask for quality services including some extra commodiousness features, they prefer to travel as a group, carefully choose the tourist destination, especially if they have health problems.
And once above the rest being talking of it, of the commodiousness of the place, of the strength of the seate and how easily it might be got from the Bishopprick, sodainly over and over came his horse, that his very face, which was then thought a verie good face, plowed up the earth where he fell (102).
His main purpose on those tours seems to have been inspecting the fishing establishments and the harbourage, and many of his entries consist of observations about the depth or commodiousness of the harbours and other such utilitarian matters.