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advantageous

[ad-vuh n-tey-juh s] /ˌæd vənˈteɪ dʒəs/
adjective
1.
providing an advantage; furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial:
an advantageous position; an advantageous treaty.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; advantage + -ous; compare French avantageux, Italian avantaggioso
Related forms
advantageously, adverb
advantageousness, noun
nonadvantageous, adjective
nonadvantageously, adverb
nonadvantageousness, noun
quasi-advantageous, adjective
quasi-advantageously, adverb
unadvantageous, adjective
unadvantageously, adverb
unadvantageousness, noun
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  • Most cooperatives find it advantageous to carry a mortgage because of the tax benefits it provides for shareholders.
  • It was simply not a financially advantageous decision.
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  • But some mutations are advantageous rather than adverse.
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  • No argument is needed to show that the railroads offer opportunities for advantageous use of a practical wireless system.
  • At that point it might have been advantageous to purchase a new car.
  • Another thing is that sheer brain power is not all that advantageous in evolution.
  • We have the possibility of a renovation coming soon and it would be advantageous to green the library in the process.
  • Both parties' candidates were expected to raise such huge sums that they would find it advantageous to forgo the subsidy.
British Dictionary definitions for advantageous

advantageous

/ˌædvənˈteɪdʒəs/
adjective
1.
producing advantage
Derived Forms
advantageously, adverb
advantageousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for advantageous
adj.

1590s, formed in English from advantage, or else from French avantageux (15c.), from avantage (see advantage). Related: Advantageously; advantageousness.

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