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Significado de “expedient” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "expedient" - Diccionario Inglés

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expedientadjective

uk   us   /ɪkˈspiː.di.ənt/ formal
helpful or ​useful in a ​particularsituation, but sometimes not ​morallyacceptable: It might be expedient not to ​pay him until the ​work is ​finished. The ​management has taken a ​series of expedient ​measures to ​improve the company's ​financialsituation.
expediently
adverb uk   us   /-li/

expedientnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪkˈspiː.di.ənt/ formal
an ​action that is expedient: a political expedient
(Definition of expedient from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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expedientadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪkˈspid·i·ənt/
helpful or ​useful in a ​particularsituation, and without ​considering any ​moralquestion that might ​influenceyourdecision: We ​thought it expedient not to ​pay the ​builder until he ​finished the ​work.
expediency
noun [U]  us   /ɪkˈspid·i·ən·si/ (also expedience,  /ɪkˈspid·i·əns/ )
political expediency
(Definition of expedient from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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expedientadjective

uk   us   /ɪkˈspiːdiənt/ formal
helpful or useful in the ​situation that now exists, although perhaps not the ​right thing to do morally or for the future: it is expedient to do sth It might be expedient not to ​pay him until some ​time after the ​work is ​finished. It would not bepolitically expedient to ​propose new ​fees. The ​management has taken a ​series of expedient ​measures to ​improve the company's ​financialsituation.
expediently
adverb /ɪkˈspiːdiəntli/
We need to ​find the ​means to take decisions both expediently and with ​duepublicconsultation.

expedientnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪkˈspiːdiənt/ formal
an ​action that is expedient: The ​company can ​savemoney by the simple expedient ofcuttinginvestment and ​hiring.
(Definition of expedient from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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