convenience

convenience
noun
1 (U) the quality of being suitable for a particular purpose, especially because it is easy to use or saves you time: Many women prefer the convenience of working at home while their children are small. | for convenience: We bought this house for convenience; it's near the shops and the railway station.
2 (U) what is easiest and best for a particular person: for sb's convenience: I'm not going to organize my day entirely for your convenience! | suit sb's convenience: We can call at your home at any time to suit your convenience. | at sb's convenience (=at a time that is best and easiest for someone): Meetings are always arranged at the management's convenience and staff are expected to fit in.
3 at your earliest convenience formal as soon as possible; usually in letters: We should be grateful if you would reply at your earliest convenience.
4 (C) 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.
5 also public convenience (countable usually plural) formal a public toilet
6 a marriage of convenience 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.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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