When humans accommodate to a near object, they also converge their eyes and, as a result, constrict their pupils.
However, the constriction of the pupils is not part of the process called lens accommodation.
That unaccommodating tongue only moves with a soul behind it.
I thought him unaccommodating at the time, but I see now that he was merely wise.
With an accommodating chaperon who knew no German, the couple could do and say what they pleased.
This military hospital is capable of accommodating 3,000 soldiers.
Accommodation is the process by which the vertebrate eye changes optical power to maintain a clear image or focus on an object as its distance varies.
While it is well understood that proper convergence is necessary to prevent diplopia, the functional role of the pupillary constriction remains less clear.
This process can occur in as little as 350 milliseconds. By the fifth decade of life the accommodative amplitude can decline so that the near point of the eye is more remote than the reading distance. Once presbyopia occurs, those who are emmetropic (do not require optical correction for distance vision) will need an optical aid for near vision; those who are myopic (nearsighted and require an optical correction for distance vision), will find that they see better at near without their distance correction; and those who are hyperopic (farsighted) will find that they may need a correction for both distance and near vision.
Note that these effects are most noticeable when the pupil is large; i.e. The age-related decline in accommodation occurs almost universally to less than 2 dioptres by the time a person reaches 45 to 50 years, by which time most of the population will have noticed a decrease in their ability to focus on close objects and hence require glasses for reading or bifocal lenses.
It was owing to the unaccommodating disposition of our commander, Mr. Our language and our religion were against us; our unaccommodating manners, it is to be feared, still more so.
Communication accommodation theory (CAT) is a theory of communication developed by Howard Giles.