Definition of “convenient” - English Dictionary

“convenient” in English

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uk /kənˈviː.ni.ənt/ us /kənˈviː.ni.ənt/

B1 suitable for your purposes and needs and causing the least difficulty:

Our local shop has very convenient opening hours.
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 banking online.
What time would it be convenient for me to come over?

B1 near or easy to get to or use:

a very convenient bus service
Our new house is very convenient for (= near to) the kids' school.

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adverb uk /kənˈviː.ni.ə us /kənˈviː.ni.ə



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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us /kənˈvin·jənt/

suitable for your purposes and causing no difficulty for your schedule or plans:

Would 3 o’clock be a convenient time to meet?
I shop here because it’s convenient.

Convenient can also mean helpful to you but not completely honest:

Both men suffered convenient lapses of memory while testifying.
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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He has fostered an alliance of isolated, minority claims, on the pretext, as convenient as it is vague, of combating 'discrimination'.
I know that this is not convenient.
Is it not so convenient politically speaking?
I think passengers should have the possibility to choose the most convenient ticket and, for this purpose, the passenger should be adequately and completely informed.
The regulation must offer a sufficient level of protection to consumers, allowing them to use roaming data services in a convenient manner and without placing unreasonable burdens on telecommunication operators.
Women need support, they need more training, more convenient hours of work and sufficient help so that they can reconcile their professional lives with their family lives.
Some of them have not implemented it fully and some have used it merely as a convenient translator of various qualifications, occupations, skills and educational levels.
E-money is no different from other forms of money in that it stores monetary value and provides a convenient means of exchange.
The time and money saved on legal advice, management and administrative procedures will undoubtedly make the process simpler and more convenient for entrepreneurs looking to invest.
I think these impact assessments should show just who is responsible and where the blame lies, because it is far too convenient to do that.