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"convenience" in British English

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conveniencenoun

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

B2 [U] the state of being convenient: I like the convenience of living close 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 completed form at your earliest convenience.
(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 your purposes and causes no difficulty for your schedule or plans: [U] I enjoy the convenience of having my groceries delivered. [U] Repairs were scheduled at the customer’s convenience.
A convenience is also anything that is easy to use and makes life comfortable: [C] modern conveniences like a microwave oven
(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 major factors in consumer choice. the convenience of online shoppingfor the convenience of sb/for sb's convenience We offer large parking lots 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 mortgage adviser 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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