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expedience

noun [U] uk   /ɪkˈspiː.di.əns/ ( also expediency ) formal us  
the situation in which something is helpful or useful in a particular situation, but sometimes not morally acceptable: As a matter of expedience, we will not be taking on any new staff this year. I think this government operates on the basis of expediency, not of principle.
Translations of “expedience”
in Chinese (Traditional) 權宜之計, 應急辦法, 逼不得已而做的事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 权宜之计, 应急办法, 不得已而做的事…
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