[ kuhn-veen-yuhnt ]
/ kənˈvin yənt /


suitable or agreeable to the needs or purpose; well-suited with respect to facility or ease in use; favorable, easy, or comfortable for use.
at hand; easily accessible: Their house is convenient to all transportation.
Obsolete. fitting; suitable.

Origin of convenient

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin convenient- (stem of conveniēns), present participle of convenīre to be suitable, come together. See convene, -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for convenient

/ (kənˈviːnɪənt) /


suitable for one's purpose or needs; opportune
easy to use
close by or easily accessible; handy

Derived forms of convenient

conveniently, adverb

Word Origin for convenient

C14: from Latin conveniēns appropriate, fitting, from convenīre to come together, be in accord with, from venīre to come
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