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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convenience  \Con*ven"ience\  (?;  106),  Conveniency 
  \Con*ven"ien*cy\,  n.  [L.  convenientia  agreement,  fitness.  See 
  {Convenient}.] 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  convenient;  fitness  or 
  suitableness,  as  of  place  time,  etc.;  propriety. 
 
  Let's  further  think  of  this  Weigh  what  convenience 
  both  of  time  and  means  May  fit  us  to  our  shape. 
  --Shak. 
 
  With  all  brief  and  plain  conveniency,  Let  me  have 
  judgment.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Freedom  from  discomfort,  difficulty,  or  trouble; 
  commodiousness;  ease;  accommodation. 
 
  Thus  necessity  invented  stools,  Convenience  next 
  suggested  elbow  chairs.  --Cowper. 
 
  We  are  rather  intent  upon  the  end  of  God's  glory 
  than  our  own  conveniency.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  convenient;  that  which  promotes  comfort  or 
  advantage;  that  which  is  suited  to  one's  wants  an 
  accommodation. 
 
  A  pair  of  spectacles  and  several  other  little 
  conveniences.  --Swift. 
 
  4.  A  convenient  or  fit  time;  opportunity;  as  to  do  something 
  at  one's  convenience. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convenience 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  suitable  or  opportune;  "chairs  arranged 
  for  his  own  convenience" 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  useful  and  convenient;  "they  offered 
  the  convenience  of  an  installment  plan"  [ant:  {inconvenience}] 
  3:  a  toilet  that  is  available  to  the  public  [syn:  {public 
  toilet},  {comfort  station},  {public  lavatory},  {restroom}, 
  {wash  room}] 
  4:  a  device  that  very  useful  for  a  particular  job  [syn:  {appliance}, 
  {contraption},  {contrivance},  {gadget},  {gizmo},  {widget}] 




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