- 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.
The definition of convenience is the state of being able to do something easily with little effort and no hindrances.
- 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. a lavatory (sense ), esp. one for the public
Origin of convenienceMiddle English ; from Classical Latin convenientia ; from convenire, convene
at someone's convenience
at a time, or in a place or manner, suitable to someone
- 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.