convenience

Even though the real reason you want the newest phone is that it's incredibly cool looking, you might pretend that what interests you is its convenience, or how easy and useful it will be.

The noun convenience is a quality of ease or accessibility. Just think of a convenience store, which is arranged to be easy to get in and out of, and sells things you might need to grab on your way home. Some things are referred to as a convenience if the whole reason for their existence is to make life easier in some way, like electricity, indoor plumbing, and microwaveable meals.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: convenience

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n
the quality of being useful and convenient
2
n
a toilet that is available to the public
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: convenience
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n the quality of being useful and convenient

“they offered the convenience of an installment plan”
Antonyms:
inconvenience
the quality of not being useful or convenient
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opportuneness, patness, timeliness
timely convenience
accessibility, availability, availableness, handiness
the quality of being at hand when needed
command
availability for use
print
availability in printed form
Type of:
suitability, suitableness
the quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose

n a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

Synonyms:
appliance, contraption, contrivance, gadget, gismo, gizmo, widget
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gadgetry
appliances collectively
gimbal
an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips
injector
a contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.)
mod con
modern convenience; the appliances and conveniences characteristic of a modern house
Type of:
device
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

n the state of being suitable or opportune

“chairs arranged for his own convenience
Type of:
comfort, comfortableness
a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
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n a toilet that is available to the public

Synonyms:
comfort station, public convenience, public lavatory, public toilet, restroom, toilet facility, wash room
Types:
ladies' room, powder room
a woman's restroom in a public (or semipublic) building
latrine
a public toilet in a military area
men's, men's room
a public toilet for men
Type of:
facility
something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service
bathroom, can, john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet
a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
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