convenience


convenience
noun
1 being useful/easy/suitable
ADJECTIVE
great
added, additional, extra

All our chalets include a microwave for extra convenience.

administrative, political

The system is based on administrative convenience rather than public benefit.

VERB + CONVENIENCE
offer, provide
CONVENIENCE + NOUN
food

The children like convenience food such as pizzas.

store (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
at your convenience

Can you telephone me at your convenience (= when it is convenient for you) to arrange a further meeting?

for (your) convenience

I keep my cookbooks in the kitchen for convenience.

An order form is enclosed for your convenience.

PHRASES
a marriage of convenience (= a marriage for practical reasons, not love), at your earliest convenience (= as soon as possible) (business), comfort and convenience

In this resort you can enjoy all the comfort and convenience of modern tourism.

for the sake of convenience

We leave the keys near the front door for the sake of convenience.

2 sth useful
ADJECTIVE
great

It's a great convenience living near the station.

modern

They wouldn't like to live without modern conveniences such as microwaves.


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