Definition of convenience in English:


Line breaks: con|veni|ence
Pronunciation: /kənˈviːnɪəns


  • 2 [count noun] British A public toilet: the large council car park next to the public conveniences
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    • All over Europe clean, attended public conveniences have disabled facilities.
    • A consultation document prepared by Mr Smith last year foresees all the present public conveniences closed down and replaced by just two new attended toilet blocks.
    • At Exhibition Square, plumbing problems left the toilets blocked and today the council admitted other public conveniences around the city had not been subject to their usual cleaning routine.


at one's convenience

At a time or place that suits one: do make an appointment at your convenience
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  • Under the new system records will be accessible to GPs, doctors and paramedics, and patients will have the right to book hospital appointments at their convenience.
  • We deal with thousands of patients directly and by telephone, allocating appointments at their convenience or as quickly as possible.
  • Why shouldn't an NHS patient be able to book an appointment for an operation at their convenience, just like they could if they paid for it?
at a convenient time, at a time that suits you, when it suits you, at your leisure, in your own time, when you have a minute, when you can; in due course

at one's earliest convenience

As soon as one can without difficulty: please telephone me at your earliest convenience
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  • Please contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss the status of your investigation, and what actions you intend to take.
  • Could any persons who still have outstanding dinner dance ticket money please hand it in at your earliest convenience to any committee member.
  • Subscribers wishing to discontinue with the Messenger please inform Maura at your earliest convenience.


late Middle English: from Latin convenientia, from convenient- 'assembling, agreeing', from the verb convenire (see convene).

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