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convenient

[kuh n-veen-yuh nt] /kənˈvin yənt/
adjective
1.
suitable or agreeable to the needs or purpose; well-suited with respect to facility or ease in use; favorable, easy, or comfortable for use.
2.
at hand; easily accessible:
Their house is convenient to all transportation.
3.
Obsolete. fitting; suitable.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin convenient- (stem of conveniēns), present participle of convenīre to be suitable, come together. See convene, -ent
Related forms
conveniently, adverb
quasi-convenient, adjective
quasi-conveniently, adverb
superconvenient, adjective
ultraconvenient, adjective
ultraconveniently, adverb
Synonyms
1. adapted, serviceable, useful, helpful, advantageous. 2. handy.
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  • Neither government likes to draw attention to this arrangement, because it has been so convenient on both sides.
  • His pragmatism is a convenient cover for effacing the foundational debates of our republic.
  • There are no shoulder straps to worry about and it's a convenient size-but sometimes fashion must take precedent over function.
  • Longer shipping routes, more refined gas, and more convenient service station locations are all culprits in higher gas prices.
  • They may even use fewer drugs, because they will have difficulty finding convenient dealers and soft burglary targets.
British Dictionary definitions for convenient

convenient

/kənˈviːnɪənt/
adjective
1.
suitable for one's purpose or needs; opportune
2.
easy to use
3.
close by or easily accessible; handy
Derived Forms
conveniently, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Latin conveniēns appropriate, fitting, from convenīre to come together, be in accord with, from venīre to come
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Word Origin and History for convenient
adj.

late 14c., from Latin convenientem (nominative conveniens), present participle of convenire (see convene).

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