- The definition of convenience is the state of being able to do something easily with little effort and no hindrances.
- An example of a convenience is the microwave, which makes it easier and more effortless to heat up food.
- An example of convenience is when a dry cleaner picks up clothes from an office building to make it easier for people in the building to get their clothes cleaned.
convenience definition by Webster's New World
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- the quality of being convenient; fitness or serviceability
- personal well-being; comfort
- a condition personally favorable or suitable; advantage
- anything that adds to one's comfort or saves work; useful, handy, or helpful device, article, service, etc.
- Brit. lavatory (sense )
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin convenientia ; from convenire, convene
convenience definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The quality of being suitable to one's comfort, purposes, or needs: the convenience of living near shops, schools, and libraries.
- Personal comfort or advantage: services that promote the customer's convenience.
- 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.
- A suitable or agreeable time: Fill out the form at your earliest convenience.
- Chiefly British A lavatory.
convenience - Phrases/Idioms
see at one's convenience.
at one's convenience
at a time, or in a place or manner, suitable to one