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convenient

adjective uk   /kənˈviː.ni.ənt/ us  
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 round?
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B1 near or easy to get to or use: a very convenient bus service Our new flat is very convenient for (= near to) the kids' school.
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conveniently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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B2 The house is conveniently situated near the station and the shops. humorous I asked her to tidy the kitchen but of course she conveniently forgot (= she forgot because she did not want to do it).
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