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noun convenience pronunciation in British English /kənˈviːniəns/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a condition that makes it easier to do something and helps you to avoid wasting time or effort
    Many people enjoy the pleasures and convenience of living in a city centre.
    Her hair was cut short for convenience rather than fashion.
    Convenience and speed of preparation are important to people with busy lifestyles.
    for someone’s convenience: A pre-paid envelope is enclosed for your convenience.
  2. 2
    [countable] something that you do to make things easier for yourself or that is intended to make things easier for you
    The kitchen was equipped with a range of modern conveniences.
    The centre offers every convenience for the busy executive.
    A second car was a convenience that we came to depend on.



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