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

The coalition that took 20 of the 45 seats in the council was one strictly of convenience, not of ideology. Will Englund, Washington Post, "The Kremlin’s foes got on the same page for election. Can they stay there?," 10 Sep. 2019 This was decades before air conditioning became a common convenience, and society women were expected to cover up in full, polished outfits even while on vacation, and especially for outings at the beach. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, "10 white styles you should totally wear after Labor Day," 29 Aug. 2019 And where would fans be without the ultimate tool of backyard-to-stadium convenience, the grill? SI.com, "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019 Adding utility and convenience, the LG solar panel system provides over 6,800 kwh per year. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: A chic Upper Rockridge contemporary," 26 Aug. 2019 The potential dark side of digital Technology facilitates progress and convenience, sure. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "Why quitting tech and social media is harder than quitting cigarettes," 12 Aug. 2019 Adding convenience, their native language Chinese appears on signs throughout Taiwan and almost everyone on the island speaks it. Los Angeles Times, "China suspends independent travel by tourists to Taiwan," 1 Aug. 2019 As more generations of a family elect to live under one roof -- for convenience, to consolidate housing expenses and to be together -- designers, developers and builders are offering homes within homes, for grown children and aging parents. oregonlive.com, "2019 Street of Dreams: Designing one house for two generations," 30 July 2019 Yes, but the resulting product shows some intelligent decision making in the name of flexibility, convenience, and comfort. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "GoCycle GX e-bike review: fast, fun, and foldable," 29 July 2019

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

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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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