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convenience

noun
     
con‧ve‧ni‧ence
1 [uncountable] the quality of being suitable or useful for a particular purpose, especially by making something easier or saving you time:
Ready meals sell well because of their convenience.
the convenience of doing something
Most of us like the convenience of using credit cards to buy things.
for convenience
For convenience, the German translation is printed below.
2 [uncountable] what is easiest and best for a particular person
at somebody's convenience (=at a time that is best and easiest for someone)
These meals can be prepared in advance, and served at your convenience.
for somebody's convenience
For your convenience, the bank is open until 7 p.m.
Services should be run to suit the convenience of the customer, not the staff.
3 [countable] something that is useful because it saves you time or means that you have less work to do:
The supermarket offers a bag-packing service, as a convenience to customers.
a hotel with all the modern conveniences
4

at your earliest convenience

formalTCM as soon as possible - used in letters:
We should be grateful if you would reply at your earliest convenience.
5 [countable usually plural] also public convenience formal a public toilet
6

a marriage of convenience

SSF a marriage that has been agreed for a particular purpose, not because the two people love each other:
In the past most royal marriages were marriages of convenience, arranged for political reasons.

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