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convenience

[kuh n-veen-yuh ns] /kənˈvin yəns/
noun
1.
the quality of being convenient; suitability.
2.
anything that saves or simplifies work, adds to one's ease or comfort, etc., as an appliance, utensil, or the like.
3.
a convenient situation or time:
at your convenience.
4.
advantage or accommodation:
a shelter for the convenience of travelers.
5.
Chiefly British, water closet (def 1).
adjective
6.
easy to obtain, use, or reach; made for convenience:
convenience utensils that can be discarded after use.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin convenientia harmony, agreement. See convenient, -ence
Synonyms
1. utility, handiness, availability.
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British Dictionary definitions for conveniences

convenience

/kənˈviːnɪəns/
noun
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, mainly Brit) a lavatory, esp a public one
8.
make a convenience of, to take advantage of; impose upon
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Word Origin and History for conveniences
n.

"material appliances conducive to personal comfort," 1670s, plural of convenience.

convenience

n.

late 14c., "agreement, conformity," from Latin convenientia "meeting together, agreement, harmony," from conveniens, present participle of 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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