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Definition of "convenience" []

  • The quality of being suitable to one's comfort, purposes, or needs: the convenience of living near shops, schools, and libraries. (noun)
  • Personal comfort or advantage: services that promote the customer's convenience. (noun)
  • Something that increases comfort or saves work: household conveniences such as a washing machine, an electric can opener, and disposable diapers. See Synonyms at amenity. (noun)
  • A suitable or agreeable time: Fill out the form at your earliest convenience. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A lavatory. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "convenience" in a sentence
  • "There is something a little disturbing in the use of the word convenience as a euphemism for the water closet."
  • "It's really not a fundamental change because I think that when people think of why FreshDirect works, they happen on the word convenience, which is clearly a good benefit in New York."
  • "These are a staple at our house—on toast or pasta or a salad, they are what we call convenience food!"