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Meaning of “convenience” in the English Dictionary

"convenience" in British English

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conveniencenoun

uk   us   /kənˈviː.ni.əns/
  • convenience noun (BEING EASY)

B2 [U] the ​state of being ​convenient: I like the convenience of ​livingclose to ​work. Just for convenience, I'm going to ​live at my mother's ​place until my new ​apartment is ​ready.at your convenience B2 when you ​want: The ​goods will be ​delivered at ​your convenience.at your earliest convenience as ​soon as you like or can: Please ​return the ​completedform at ​yourearliest convenience.
  • convenience noun (MACHINE)

C1 [C] a ​device or ​machine, usually in the ​house, that ​operatesquickly and ​needs little ​effort: The ​house has every ​modern convenience.
  • convenience noun (TOILET)

[C usually plural] (also public convenience) formal a ​publictoilet
(Definition of convenience from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"convenience" in American English

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conveniencenoun [C/U]

 us   /kənˈvin·jəns/
the ​fact that something is ​suitable for ​yourpurposes and ​causes no ​difficulty for ​yourschedule or ​plans: [U] I ​enjoy the convenience of having my ​groceriesdelivered. [U] Repairs were ​scheduled at the customer’s convenience. A convenience is also anything that is ​easy to use and makes ​lifecomfortable: [C] modern conveniences like a ​microwaveoven
(Definition of convenience from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"convenience" in Business English

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conveniencenoun [U or C]

uk   us   /kənˈviːniəns/
the fact of something being ​easy to do, get to, etc., or something that is useful and helpful: Convenience and comfort are both ​majorfactors in ​consumerchoice. the convenience ofonlineshoppingfor the convenience of sb/for sb's convenience We ​offer large ​parkinglots for ​customers' convenience. These ​links are ​provided as a convenience and we ​accept no ​responsibility for their ​content.
at sb's convenience at a ​time when someone is ​ready or ​wants to do something: In the ​digital era ​viewers can watch ​programmes at their convenience, not the scheduler's.
at sb's earliest convenience formal as soon as someone is able to do something: Please ​arrange a ​meeting with your ​mortgageadviser at your earliest convenience.

convenienceadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /kənˈviːniəns/
convenience ​food or ​meals are ​ready to eat when you ​buy them or can be cooked very quickly: Convenience ​foods tend to be high in sugar and fat.
(Definition of convenience from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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