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ex·pe·di·en·cy

 (ĭk-spē′dē-ən-sē)
n. pl. ex·pe·di·en·cies
1. Appropriateness to the purpose at hand.
2. Adherence to self-serving means: a politician, guided by expediency rather than principle.
3. A means; an expedient.

expediency

(ɪkˈspiːdɪənsɪ) or

expedience

n, pl -encies or -ences
1. appropriateness; suitability
2. the use of or inclination towards methods that are advantageous rather than fair or just
3. another word for expedient3

ex•pe•di•en•cy

(ɪkˈspi di ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the quality of being expedient; advantageousness.
2. a regard for what is politic or advantageous rather than for what is right or just.
3. something expedient.
Often, ex•pe′di•ence.
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expediency - the quality of being suited to the end in view
advantage, vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
inexpedience, inexpediency - the quality of being unsuited to the end in view

expediency

expedience

expediency

noun
Something used temporarily or reluctantly when other means are not available:
Translations
مُلائَمَه، إنْتِهاز الفُرص السّانِحَه
formålstjenlighedudvej
hentugleiki
işine gelme

expedient

(ikˈspiːdiənt) adjective
convenient or advisable. It is not expedient to pay him what he has asked.
exˈpedience noun
exˈpediency noun
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