convenience

noun
con·​ve·​nience | \kən-ˈvēn-yən(t)s \

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

There are big upsides both financial and logistical in the short term to those creators for taking the streaming approach, and there are upsides of convenience for gamers who have strong broadband access, too. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Microsoft announces Project Xcloud—Xbox game streaming for myriad devices," 8 Oct. 2018 No level of convenience is worth putting your best friend's life at risk. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "IKEA Recalls 16,700 Pet Water Dispensers After 2 Dogs Die," 13 July 2018 With Nordstrom Local the company’s strategy seems to be centered on convenience and services. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "Nordstrom's 2 New Los Angeles Shops Have Everything Shoppers Want, Except Products," 9 July 2018 At this point people are really making their purchasing decisions based much more on convenience. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Supreme Court ruling on sales tax will bring headache to smaller online sellers," 21 June 2018 With their focus on faux fried flavor, an aversion to fat, and an emphasis on convenience in the marketing from almost every manufacturer, the rise of air fryers felt like the second coming of the George Foreman Grill. Joe Ray, WIRED, "Are Air Fryers Worth It?," 10 May 2018 Take the time to consider each, and remember that there may be tradeoffs on convenience and ease of use for keeping your data private. Nicole Kobie, Teen Vogue, "How to See All Your Google Data," 29 Mar. 2018 This convenience improves productivity and makes our days much more efficient. miamiherald, "CEOs help employees struggling with long commutes," 12 July 2018 Besides convenience, online registration has helped improve the accuracy of voter rolls and decreased costs, Marks said. Jonathan Lai, Philly.com, "Online voter registration in Pa., three years in: More than 1 in 5 voters register online," 12 July 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 \

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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