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English definition of “expedient”

expedient

adjective [not gradable]    /ɪkˈspid·i·ənt/
helpful or useful in a particular situation , and without considering any moral question that might influence your decision : We thought it expedient not to pay the builder until he finished the work . expediency    /ɪkˈspid·i·ən·si/ noun [U] (also expedience,  /ɪkˈspid·i·əns/) political expediency
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