Definition of convenient
- meeting at a convenient time
- a convenient excuse
- found it convenient to deal with both problems at the same time
- a location convenient to the train station
When is a convenient time for you to meet?
The controls are located in a convenient spot on the dashboard.
It might be more convenient to use a calculator, rather than adding the numbers yourself.
a convenient method of cleaning windows
Schools, churches, and stores are all convenient from here.
The power failure was a convenient excuse to leave work early.
The economic recession gave lawmakers a convenient pretext for passing the bill.
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: allowing you to do something easily or without trouble
: located in a place that is nearby and easy to get to
: giving you a reason to do something that you want to do
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