convenience

[ kuhn-veen-yuhns ]
/ kənˈvin yəns /

noun

the quality of being convenient; suitability.
anything that saves or simplifies work, adds to one's ease or comfort, etc., as an appliance, utensil, or the like.
a convenient situation or time: at your convenience.
advantage or accommodation: a shelter for the convenience of travelers.
Chiefly British. water closet(def 1).

adjective

easy to obtain, use, or reach; made for convenience: convenience utensils that can be discarded after use.

Origin of convenience

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin convenientia harmony, agreement. See convenient, -ence
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British Dictionary definitions for convenience

convenience

/ (kənˈviːnɪəns) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for convenience

convenience


n.

late 14c., "agreement, conformity," from Latin convenientia "meeting together, agreement, harmony," from conveniens, present participle of convenire (see convene). Meaning "suitable, adapted to existing conditions" is from c.1600; that of "personally not difficult" is from 1703.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with convenience

convenience


see at one's convenience.

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