convenience


convenience
con|ve|ni|ence [kənˈvi:niəns] n
1.) [U]
the quality of being suitable or useful for a particular purpose, especially by making something easier or saving you time
Ready meals sell well because of their convenience.
the convenience of doing sth
Most of us like the convenience of using credit cards to buy things.
for convenience
For convenience, the German translation is printed below.
2.) [U]
what is easiest and best for a particular person
at sb's convenience
(=at a time that is best and easiest for someone)
These meals can be prepared in advance, and served at your convenience.
for sb's convenience
For your convenience, the bank is open until 7 p.m.
Services should be run to suit the convenience of the customer, not the staff.
3.)
something that is useful because it saves you time or means that you have less work to do
The supermarket offers a bag-packing service, as a convenience to customers.
a hotel with all the modern conveniences , including Internet access
4.) at your earliest convenience
formal as soon as possible - used in letters
We should be grateful if you would reply at your earliest convenience.
5.) [C usually plural] also public convenience
formal a public toilet
6.) a marriage of convenience
a marriage that has been agreed for a particular purpose, not because the two people love each other
In the past most royal marriages were marriages of convenience, arranged for political reasons.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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