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noun accommodation pronunciation in British English /əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1
    [uncountable] a place for someone to stay, live, or work in. The usual American word is accommodations
    The hotel provides accommodation for up to 100 people.
    1. a.
      a house, flat, or hotel room
      a lack of affordable rented accommodation
      Most of our accommodation is self-catering.
    2. b.
      an area or space where people can do a particular job or activity
      The call centre has accommodation for over 2,000 operators.
  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] formal a change in behaviour or attitude that helps people work together or end a disagreement
    Accommodation seemed impossible.
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