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Meaning of “convenient” in the English Dictionary

"convenient" in British English

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convenientadjective

uk   us   /kənˈviː.ni.ənt/
B1 suitable for ​yourpurposes and ​needs and ​causing the least ​difficulty: Our ​localshop has very convenient ​openinghours. A bike's a very convenient way of getting around. [+ that] It's very convenient that you ​live near the ​office. [+ to infinitive] I ​find it convenient to be ​able to do my ​bankingonline. What ​time would it be convenient for me to come over?
Opposite
B1 near or ​easy to get to or use: a very convenient ​busservice Our new ​house is very convenient for (= near to) the ​kids' ​school.

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conveniently
adverb uk   us   /-li/

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B2 The ​house is conveniently ​situated near the ​station and the ​shops.humorous I ​asked her to ​clean up the ​kitchen but of ​course she conveniently ​forgot (= she ​forgot because she did not ​want to do it).
(Definition of convenient from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"convenient" in American English

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convenientadjective

 us   /kənˈvin·jənt/
suitable for ​yourpurposes and causing no ​difficulty for ​yourschedule or ​plans: Would 3 o’clock be a convenient ​time to ​meet? I ​shop here because it’s convenient. Convenient can also ​meanhelpful to you but not ​completelyhonest: Both men ​suffered convenient ​lapses of ​memory while ​testifying.
conveniently
adverb  us   /kənˈvin·jənt·li/
Our ​house is conveniently ​located near the ​station.
(Definition of convenient from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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