the quality of being convenient; suitability.
anything that saves or simplifies work, adds to one's ease or comfort, etc., as an appliance, utensil, or the like.
a convenient situation or time: at your convenience.
advantage or accommodation: a shelter for the convenience of travelers.
Chiefly British, water closet ( def 1 ).
easy to obtain, use, or reach; made for convenience: convenience utensils that can be discarded after use.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin convenientia harmony, agreement. See convenient, -ence

1. utility, handiness, availability. Unabridged
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convenience (kənˈviːnɪəns)
1.  the state or quality of being suitable or opportune: the convenience of the hour
2.  a convenient time or situation
3.  at your convenience at a time suitable to you
4.  formal at your earliest convenience as soon as possible
5.  usefulness, comfort, or facility
6.  an object that is particularly useful, esp a labour-saving device
7.  euphemistic chiefly (Brit) a lavatory, esp a public one
8.  make a convenience of to take advantage of; impose upon

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., "agreement," from L. convenientia "meeting together, agreement, harmony," from convenire (see convene). Meaning "suitable, adapted to existing conditions" is from c.1600; that of "personally not difficult" is from 1703.
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Idioms & Phrases


see at one's convenience.

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Example sentences
Travelers looking for the ultimate in convenience and luxury can utilize the
  airport's valet parking service.
Convenience, cost, and reusability will determine which containers you use.
For convenience, steaks can be frozen individually in the marinade.
Speedway wants to demolish the building for a convenience store and gas station.
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