American English

Definition of convenience noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the quality of being useful, easy, or suitable for someone We have provided seats for the convenience of our customers. For (the sake of) convenience, the two groups have been treated as one in this report. The location of the house combines quietness and convenience. In this resort you can enjoy all the comfort and convenience of modern tourism. compare inconvenience see also flag of convenience, marriage of convenience
  2. 2[countable] something that is useful and can make things easier or quicker to do, or more comfortable It was a great convenience to have the school so close to the house.
  3. Idioms
    at somebody's convenience (formal)
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    at a time or a place which is suitable for someone Can you call me at your convenience to arrange a meeting?
    at your earliest convenience (business)
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    as soon as possible Please call at your earliest convenience.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: convenience