convenience

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin convenientia, from conveniens (suitable), present participle of convenire (to come together, suit).

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Noun[edit]

convenience (plural conveniences)

  1. the quality of being suitable, useful or convenient
    • Shakespeare
      Let's further think of this; / Weigh what convenience both of time and means / May fit us to our shape.
  2. anything that makes for an easier life
    • Cowper
      Thus first Necessity invented stools, Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs []
    • Jonathan Swift
      A pair of spectacles and several other little conveniences.
    Fast food is popular because of its cost and convenience.
  3. a convenient time, especially in the phrase at one's convenience
  4. (chiefly UK) a public toilet

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External links[edit]

  • convenience in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • convenience at OneLook Dictionary Search