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

Antonyms: Noun

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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 Minded’s convenience for working mothers was a key reason that Sheila Marcelo, the founder of Care.com, became an early stage investor and advisor to the company. Graison Dangor, Forbes, "This Mental Health Startup Is Open 24/7 To Refill Your Medications," 18 Mar. 2021 Ultimately, the convenience of these programs will be as important as outright cost. Will Kaufman, Star Tribune, "Edmunds: Whatever happened to car subscription services?," 3 Feb. 2021 For customers whose accounts often hover near zero, that convenience is just another snare in a financial trap, said Rebecca Borné, a CRL lawyer who worked on the study. Patrick Rucker, ProPublica, "JPMorgan Chase Bank Wrongly Charged 170,000 Customers Overdraft Fees. Federal Regulators Refused to Penalize It.," 14 Dec. 2020 But revelations about the app’s data collection and sales practices have left some users wondering if the convenience is worth the risk. Johana Bhuiyan Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Muslims reel over a prayer app that sold user data: ‘A betrayal from within our own community’," 23 Nov. 2020 The digital wallet that allows contactless payment is rapidly becoming the payment method of choice thanks to its greater convenience. Pamela N. Danziger, Forbes, "PayPal Is Moving Aggressively To In-Store Contactless Payments Tapping A $19B Opportunity," 1 Mar. 2021 Experts say these changes could particularly impact minority voters, who studies show live in precincts with longer wait times and may rely on mail voting for its convenience. Madeleine Carlisle, Time, "The Supreme Court Will Hear a Case That Could Weaken What's Left of the Voting Rights Act," 1 Mar. 2021 Letting voters enter their own information online and doing so at their convenience should eliminate much of the system’s chances for error and be more efficient too, Body said. Doug Thompson, Arkansas Online, "Online registration proposed for voters," 27 Feb. 2021 Restaurants are not something just for your convenience. Lee Svitak Dean, Star Tribune, "Marcus Samuelsson's latest book celebrates Black food and the chefs who make it," 22 Jan. 2021

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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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Time Traveler for convenience

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The first known use of convenience was in the 14th century

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31 Mar 2021

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“Convenience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convenience. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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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