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[kuh n-veen-yuh nt] /kənˈvin yənt/
suitable or agreeable to the needs or purpose; well-suited with respect to facility or ease in use; favorable, easy, or comfortable for use.
at hand; easily accessible:
Their house is convenient to all transportation.
Obsolete. fitting; suitable.
Origin of convenient
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
1. adapted, serviceable, useful, helpful, advantageous. 2. handy. Unabridged
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  • How conveniently well he looked, and how well a dinner coat became him.
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  • In spite of their unhandy location, notes at the back of a book are conveniently grouped.
British Dictionary definitions for conveniently


suitable for one's purpose or needs; opportune
easy to use
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 conveniently

late 14c., "harmoniously," from convenient + -ly (2). Meaning "in a way that avoids difficulty" is from c.1500.



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

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