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con·ven·ience

 (kən-vēn′yəns)
n.
1. The quality of being suitable to one's comfort, purposes, or needs: the convenience of living near shops, schools, and libraries.
2. Personal comfort or advantage: services that promote the customer's convenience.
3. 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.
4. A suitable or agreeable time: Fill out the form at your earliest convenience.
5. Chiefly British A lavatory.

convenience

(kənˈviːnɪəns)
n
1. the state or quality of being suitable or opportune: the convenience of the hour.
2. a convenient time or situation
3. at your convenience at a time suitable to you
4. at your earliest convenience formal as soon as possible
5. usefulness, comfort, or facility
6. an object that is particularly useful, esp a labour-saving device
7. euphemistic chiefly Brit a lavatory, esp a public one
8. make a convenience of to take advantage of; impose upon

con•ven•ience

(kənˈvin yəns)

n.
1. the quality of being convenient.
2. anything, as an appliance, that saves or simplifies work or adds to one's ease or comfort.
3. a convenient situation or time: at your convenience.
4. advantage or accommodation; comfort.
5. Chiefly Brit. lavatory.
adj.
6. easy to obtain, use, or reach; made for convenience.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convenience - the state of being suitable or opportuneconvenience - the state of being suitable or opportune; "chairs arranged for his own convenience"
comfort, comfortableness - a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain; "he is a man who enjoys his comfort"; "she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair"
2.convenience - the quality of being useful and convenient; "they offered the convenience of an installment plan"
suitability, suitableness - the quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose; "an important requirement is suitability for long trips"
opportuneness, patness, timeliness - timely convenience
accessibility, availability, availableness, handiness - the quality of being at hand when needed
inconvenience - the quality of not being useful or convenient
3.convenience - a toilet that is available to the publicconvenience - a toilet that is available to the public
facility - something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service; "catering facilities"; "toilet facilities"; "educational facilities"
ladies' room, powder room - a woman's restroom in a public (or semipublic) building
latrine - a public toilet in a military area
men's, men's room - a public toilet for men
john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet, bathroom, can - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
4.convenience - a device or control that is very useful for a particular jobconvenience - a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
gadgetry - appliances collectively; "laborsaving gadgetry"
gimbal - an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips
injector - a contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.)
mod con - modern convenience; the appliances and conveniences characteristic of a modern house

convenience

noun
1. benefit, good, interest, advantage He was happy to make a detour for her convenience.
2. suitability, fitness, appropriateness, opportuneness She was delighted with the convenience of this arrangement.
3. usefulness, utility, serviceability, handiness The convenience of digital cameras means that more and more people are buying them nowadays.
usefulness inconvenience, uselessness
4. accessibility, availability, nearness, handiness They miss the convenience of London's tubes and buses.
5. appliance, facility, comfort, amenity, labour-saving device, help The chalets have all the modern conveniences.
at your convenience at a suitable time, at your leisure, in your own time, whenever you like, in your spare time, in a spare moment Please call me to set up an appointment at your convenience.

convenience

noun
Anything that increases physical comfort:
amenity, comfort, facility (often used in plural).
Translations
مِرحاضمُلائِمَه، سُهولَه، راحَهوَسائِل راحَه
toaletavýhodavymoženost
bekvemmelighedkomfortnemhed
mukavuus
komfortnyilvános illemhely
almenningssalerni, aîstaîaòægindiòægindi, hagkvæmni
vymoženosť
prikladnost
kolaylıkrahatlıkumumî helâuygunluk

convenience

[kənˈviːniəns]
A. N
1. (= comfort) → comodidad f; (= advantage) → ventaja f, provecho m
at your earliest conveniencetan pronto como le sea posible
you can do it at your own conveniencepuede hacerlo cuando le venga mejor or (LAm) le convenga
for your convenience an envelope is enclosedpara facilitar su contestación adjuntamos un sobre
it is a great convenience to be so closeresulta muy práctico estar tan cerca
2. (= amenity) → comodidad f, confort m
see public C
see modern
B. CPD convenience foods NPLcomidas fpl fáciles de preparar; (= ready-cooked meals) → platos mpl preparados

convenience

[kənˈviːniəns] n
(= ease) → commodité f
for sb's convenience (= to suit sb) → à la convenance de qn
at your convenience (when you prefer)quand cela vous convient; (as you prefer)comme cela vous convient
at your earliest convenience → dans les meilleurs délais, le plus tôt possible
(= piece of equipment) → confort m
all modern conveniences (= all mod cons) (British)avec tout le confort moderne, tout confortconvenience foods npl (= ingredients) → aliments mpl tout préparé (= complete dishes) → plats mpl cuisinésconvenience store (mainly US) ncommerce m de proximité (qui reste ouvert tard le soir)

convenience

n
no pl (= usefulness, advantageousness)Annehmlichkeit f; (= functionalness)Zweckmäßigkeit f; for the sake of convenienceaus praktischen Gründen; marriage of convenienceVernunftehe f
no pl for your conveniencezum gefälligen Gebrauch; these chairs are for the convenience of customersdiese Stühle sind für unsere Kunden gedacht; he did not find that date to his convenienceder Termin passte ihm nicht or kam ihm nicht gelegen; at your own conveniencezu einem Ihnen angenehmen Zeitpunkt, wann es Ihnen passt (inf); at your earliest convenience (Comm) → möglichst bald, baldmöglichst (form)
(= convenient thing, amenity)Annehmlichkeit f; a house with all modern conveniencesein Haus mit allem modernen Komfort
(Brit form: = public convenience) → (öffentliche) Toilette, Bedürfnisanstalt f (dated form)

convenience

[kənˈviːnɪəns] n
a. (of house, plan, person) → comodità
at your earliest convenience (Comm) → appena possibile
at your convenience → a suo comodo
b. conveniences npl (amenities, of house) → comodità fpl
all modern conveniences (Brit) all mod cons → tutte le comodità moderne
c. (frm) (toilet) → gabinetto

convenient

(kənˈviːnjənt) adjective
1. suitable; not causing trouble or difficulty. When would it be convenient for me to come?
2. easy to use, run etc. a convenient size of house.
3. easy to reach etc; accessible. Keep this in a convenient place.
conˈveniently adverb
conˈvenience noun
1. the state or quality of being convenient; freedom from trouble or difficulty. the convenience of living near the office.
2. any means of giving ease or comfort. the conveniences of modern life.
3. (also public convenience) a public lavatory.
References in classic literature ?
I merely wish to say, that as a slight token of my gratitude for the honor done me, and as a means of promoting friendly relations between adjoining nations, I have set up a post office in the hedge in the lower corner of the garden, a fine, spacious building with padlocks on the doors and every convenience for the mails, also the females, if I may be allowed the expression.
Tolpec explained that on reaching the Indian village, where he had secured the porters, they could get some ox-carts which would be a convenience in traveling into the interior toward the Copan valley.
There are so many inquisitive people and institutions abounding," said Arobin, "that one is really forced as a matter of convenience these days to assume the virtue of an occupation if he has it not.
Twice or thrice, for example, during the sunny hours of the day, a water-cart went along by the Pyncheon House, leaving a broad wake of moistened earth, instead of the white dust that had risen at a lady's lightest footfall; it was like a summer shower, which the city authorities had caught and tamed, and compelled it into the commonest routine of their convenience.
Two or three of their number, as I was assured, being gouty and rheumatic, or perhaps bed-ridden, never dreamed of making their appearance at the Custom-House during a large part of the year; but, after a torpid winter, would creep out into the warm sunshine of May or June, go lazily about what they termed duty, and, at their own leisure and convenience, betake themselves to bed again.
This convenience, I was told, had been ordered, and I found, toward the close of the June afternoon, a commodious fly in waiting for me.
This rampart is pierced by several sally-ports for the convenience of ships and whales; conspicuous among which are the straits of Sunda and Malacca.
what's the use of talking -- who ever thinks of a butcher's convenience or a butcher's horse
They ran along upon a rafter, peering down through the damp and the steam; and as old Durham's architects had not built the killing room for the convenience of the hoisters, at every few feet they would have to stoop under a beam, say four feet above the one they ran on; which got them into the habit of stooping, so that in a few years they would be walking like chimpanzees.
For convenience sake, we have said, hitherto, two gentlemen.
It is pitiful when a man bears a name for convenience merely, who has earned neither name nor fame.
Still, if I felt that I could afford the tax, I would never travel without a courier, for a good courier is a convenience whose value cannot be estimated in dollars and cents.