convenience

[[t]kənvi͟ːniəns[/t]]
conveniences
1) N-UNCOUNT: with poss If something is done for your convenience, it is done in a way that is useful or suitable for you.

He was happy to make a detour for her convenience.

...the need to put the rights of citizens above the convenience of elected officials.

PHRASE: PHR with v If something is arranged to happen at your convenience, it happens at a time which is most suitable for you. [FORMAL]

Delivery times are arranged at your convenience.

2) N-COUNT If you describe something as a convenience, you mean that it is very useful.

Mail order is a convenience for buyers who are too busy to shop.

3) N-COUNT: usu pl Conveniences are pieces of equipment designed to make your life easier.

Some TVRs have power steering and conveniences such as central locking and powered windows.

...an apartment with all the modern conveniences.

4) N-COUNT: usu supp N A public convenience is a building containing toilets which is provided in a public place for anyone to use. [BRIT, FORMAL]

...the cubicles of a public convenience.

5) See also convenient

English dictionary. 2008.

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