convenience

noun
con·​ve·​nience | \ kən-ˈvēn-yən(t)s How to pronounce convenience (audio) \

Definition of convenience

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : fitness or suitability for performing an action or fulfilling a requirement
2a : something (such as an appliance, device, or service) conducive to comfort or ease modern camping conveniences
b chiefly British : toilet sense 1
3 : a suitable or convenient time Call me at your convenience.
4 : freedom from discomfort : ease The forms can be filled out online for your convenience.

convenience

adjective

Definition of convenience (Entry 2 of 2)

: designed for quick and easy preparation or use convenience foods

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Synonyms & Antonyms for convenience

Synonyms: Noun

accommodation, amenity, comfort, creature comfort, luxury, mod con [chiefly British], nicety

Antonyms: Noun

burden, millstone, weight

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Examples of convenience in a Sentence

Noun

An elevator was available for the shoppers' convenience. I enjoy the convenience of living near a post office. For your convenience, we have added a feature that allows you to pay your bills over the Internet. Please come to my office at your earliest convenience. Our hotel room was equipped with all the modern conveniences. They enjoyed the conveniences of flying first class.

Adjective

Frozen pizza is a popular convenience food.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Store cooled syrups in squeeze bottles for convenience. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Mocktail recipes: How to make tasty non-alcoholic drinks for your Fourth of July party," 3 July 2018 The section titles used in these Terms are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect. sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego Union-Tribune Terms of Service," 25 June 2018 The internet’s grand bargain has long been trading privacy for convenience. Adam Satariano, New York Times, "What Europe’s Tough New Data Law Means for You, and the Internet," 6 May 2018 The full development of this kind of dystopia is likely years away, but the gradual, unregulated acceptance of machine-vision surveillance in exchange for convenience is a necessary first step. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Amazon's Smart Convenience Store Has Some Scary Implications," 22 Jan. 2018 Books on the Edge app weren't downloadable, losing much convenience for the reader. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Microsoft Is Closing Its Ebook Store and Taking the Books With It," 2 Apr. 2019 Available in two varieties and made with over 80% cauliflower, Green Giant Cauliflower Pizza Crust offers incredible convenience. Woman's Day, "Introducing Green Giant™ Cauliflower Pizza Crust," 12 Mar. 2019 Settled in the year 300, the Faroe Islands are frozen in time, presenting adventure travel with modern, even luxurious conveniences. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places Our Travel Specialists Say You Should Go in 2019," 17 Dec. 2018 The physical stores often provide a level of convenience that the web lacks. Anne D'innocenzio, The Seattle Times, "Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores," 12 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of convenience

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for convenience

Noun

see convenient

Adjective

see convenient

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convenience

noun

English Language Learners Definition of convenience

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a quality or situation that makes something easy or useful for someone by reducing the amount of work or time required to do something
: a time that is appropriate for doing something or that is suitable for someone
: something (such as a device) that makes you more comfortable or allows you to do things more easily

convenience

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of convenience (Entry 2 of 2)

: designed for quick and easy preparation

convenience

noun
con·​ve·​nience | \ kən-ˈvē-nyəns How to pronounce convenience (audio) \

Kids Definition of convenience

1 : the quality or state of being available, easy to use, useful, or helpful Shoppers enjoy the convenience of an elevator.
2 : personal comfort I thought only of my own convenience.
3 : opportunity sense 1 Come at your earliest convenience.
4 : something that gives comfort or advantage They live in a house with modern conveniences.

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