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CONVENIENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does convenience mean? 

CONVENIENCE (noun)
  The noun CONVENIENCE has 4 senses:

1. the state of being suitable or opportune
2. the quality of being useful and convenient
3. a toilet that is available to the public
4. a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

  Familiarity information: CONVENIENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONVENIENCE (noun)


Sense 1convenience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being suitable or opportune

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

chairs arranged for his own convenience

Hypernyms ("convenience" is a kind of...):

comfort; comfortableness (a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain)


Sense 2convenience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being useful and convenient

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

they offered the convenience of an installment plan

Hypernyms ("convenience" is a kind of...):

suitability; suitableness (the quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose)

Attribute:

convenient (suited to your comfort or purpose or needs)

inconvenient (not suited to your comfort, purpose or needs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "convenience"):

opportuneness; patness; timeliness (timely convenience)

accessibility; availability; availableness; handiness (the quality of being at hand when needed)

Antonym:

inconvenience (the quality of not being useful or convenient)


Sense 3convenience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A toilet that is available to the public

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

comfort station; wash room; public convenience; public lavatory; public toilet; restroom; toilet facility; convenience

Hypernyms ("convenience" is a kind 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)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "convenience"):

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)


Sense 4convenience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

appliance; contraption; contrivance; gadget; widget; gizmo; gismo; convenience

Hypernyms ("convenience" is a kind of...):

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "convenience"):

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)


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