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  1. suitable or agreeable to the needs or purpose; well-suited with respect to facility or ease in use; favorable, easy, or comfortable for use.
  2. at hand; easily accessible: Their house is convenient to all transportation.
  3. 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
Related formscon·ven·ient·ly, adverbqua·si-con·ven·ient, adjectivequa·si-con·ven·ient·ly, adverbsu·per·con·ven·ient, adjectiveul·tra·con·ven·ient, adjectiveul·tra·con·ven·ient·ly, adverb

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  1. suitable for one's purpose or needs; opportune
  2. easy to use
  3. close by or easily accessible; handy
Derived Formsconveniently, 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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Word Origin and History for convenient

late 14c., from Latin convenientem (nominative conveniens), present participle of convenire (see convene).

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