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[ kuhn-veen-yuhns ]


  1. the quality of being convenient; suitability.

    Synonyms: availability, handiness, utility

  2. anything that saves or simplifies work, adds to one's ease or comfort, etc., as an appliance, utensil, or the like.
  3. a convenient situation or time:

    at your convenience.

  4. advantage or accommodation:

    a shelter for the convenience of travelers.

  5. Chiefly British. water closet ( def 1 ).


  1. easy to obtain, use, or reach; made for convenience:

    convenience utensils that can be discarded after use.


/ kənˈviːnɪəns /


  1. the state or quality of being suitable or opportune

    the convenience of the hour

  2. a convenient time or situation
  3. at your convenience
    at a time suitable to you
  4. at your earliest convenience formal.
    as soon as possible
  5. usefulness, comfort, or facility
  6. an object that is particularly useful, esp a labour-saving device
  7. euphemistic.
    a lavatory, esp a public one
  8. make a convenience of
    to take advantage of; impose upon
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Word History and Origins

Origin of convenience1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin convenientia “harmony, agreement,” from convenient-, stem of conveniēns “coming together” ( convenient ) + -ia -ia
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Idioms and Phrases

see at one's convenience .
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Example Sentences

Elo said he gave the FPPC bank statements detailing the illegal expenditures — various payments to convenience stores and restaurants, and mobile transfers to Barrios’s personal bank account.

It is a vehicle that impacts actual lives thousands of miles beyond the coffee shop or convenience store.

From Fortune

They’re combining the convenience of e-commerce with the immediacy of stores.

So if you think about our cycle in the US, when we first started having tech companies in tech services, we were actually pretty happy with the idea of giving up some of our data privacy in exchange for that convenience.

As we said before, “Having certain Google Analytics data in Search Console can offer a big convenience and also help you see your data in new ways.”

Holsey admitted to killing a police officer after robbing a convenience store.

On the afternoon Brown was killed, he had stolen a pack of cigars from a convenience store.

The bond between women and detachable showerheads, after all, is both a marriage of convenience and one of love.

While the two outfits have long enjoyed a marriage of convenience, they have been careful to maintain a distance from each other.

So you make friends with this Pakistani, he shows you how to open and run convenience stores.

Kullak professes to have one, but he has so little interest in his scholars that he omits it when it suits his convenience.

(d) Excess balances may, at the convenience of each federal reserve bank, remain deposited with the gold settlement fund.

For convenience of reference I now give the figure Alphabet tabulated.

Although we have for convenience termed the earth a flattened spheroid, it is only such in a very general sense.

The castle has every modern convenience, even hot-water heating—a rare thing in England—being installed.


Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.




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