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Definition of convenient adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    convenient

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//kənˈviːniənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈviːniənt//
     
     
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  1. 1  convenient (for somebody/something) useful, easy or quick to do; not causing problems It is very convenient to pay by credit card. You'll find these meals quick and convenient to prepare. Fruit is a convenient source of vitamins and energy. A bicycle is often more convenient than a car in towns. I can't see him now—it isn't convenient. I'll call back at a more convenient time. (disapproving) He used his wife's birthday as a convenient excuse for not going to the meeting.
  2. 2  near to a particular place; easy to get to (British English) convenient (for something) The house is very convenient for several schools. (North American English) convenient (to something) The hotel is convenient to downtown.
  3. opposite inconvenient
    Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘befitting, becoming, suitable’): from Latin convenient- ‘assembling, agreeing, fitting’, from the verb convenire ‘assemble, agree, fit’, from con- ‘together’ + venire ‘come’.Extra examples The house is convenient to downtown. The house is quite convenient for the shops. We arranged a mutually convenient time to meet. Would this be convenient for you? He used his wife’s birthday as a convenient excuse for not going to the meeting. Holding the debate at that time was not politically convenient. I can’t see them now. It’s not convenient. Wait for a convenient moment to talk to her. We’ll arrange a mutually convenient meeting place. You’ll find these meals quick and convenient to prepare.
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