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



convenience ‎(plural conveniences)

  1. The quality of being convenient.
    • Shakespeare
      Let's further think of this;
      Weigh what convenience both of time and means
      May fit us to our shape.
    Fast food is popular because of its cost and convenience.
  2. Those things which make life more convenient.
    • Cowper
      Thus first Necessity invented stools,
      Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs []
    • Jonathan Swift
      A pair of spectacles and several other little conveniences.
  3. A convenient time your convenience...
  4. (chiefly Britain) Short for public convenience: a public lavatory.


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External links[edit]

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