convenience

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n convenience a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    • n convenience a toilet that is available to the public
    • n convenience the quality of being useful and convenient "they offered the convenience of an installment plan"
    • n convenience the state of being suitable or opportune "chairs arranged for his own convenience"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 7-Eleven was the first convenience store to have television advertising. The animated commercial ran in 1949 and had a singing rooster and owl
    • Convenience A convenient or fit time; opportunity; as, to do something at one's convenience .
    • Convenience Freedom from discomfort, difficulty, or trouble; commodiousness; ease; accommodation. "Thus necessity invented stools, Convenience next suggested elbow chairs.""We are rather intent upon the end of God's glory than our own conveniency ."
    • Convenience That which is convenient; that which promotes comfort or advantage; that which is suited to one's wants; an accommodation. "A pair of spectacles and several other little conveniences ."
    • Convenience The state or quality of being convenient; fitness or suitableness, as of place, time, etc.; propriety. "Let's further think of this;
      Weigh what convenience both of time and means
      May fit us to our shape."
      "With all brief and plain conveniency ,
      Let me have judgment."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972), the mother of 12 children, had good reason to improve the efficiency and convenience of household items. A pioneer in ergonomics, Gilbreth patented many devices, including an electric food mixer, and the trash can with step-on lid-opener that can be found in most households today.
    • n convenience A coming together; assemblage; conjunction; joinder.
    • n convenience The state or character of being convenient; fitness; suitableness; adaptation; propriety.
    • n convenience Freedom from discomfort or trouble; ease in use or action; comfort.
    • n convenience That which gives ease or comfort; that which is suited to wants or necessity; that which is handy; an accommodation.
    • n convenience A convenient appliance, utensil, or other article, as a tool, a vehicle, etc.
    • n convenience Agreement; consistency.
    • convenience To provide with facilities and accommodations which make for ease, comfort, effectiveness in action, movement, or the like; accommodate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A man robbed a convenience store and ran out with a bag full of cash. He got down the street and realized he had left his car keys on the counter. When he returned to the store, he was promptly arrested.
    • ns Convenience suitableness: an advantage: any particular domestic accommodation, as a closet, &c
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Quotations

  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
  • Amy Vanderbilt
    Amy Vanderbilt
    “We must learn which ceremonies may be breached occasionally at our convenience and which ones may never be if we are to live pleasantly with our fellow man.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.”
  • Murray Kempton
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    “It is function of government to invent philosophies to explain the demands of its own convenience.”
  • Rachel Carson
    Rachel Carson
    “The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man.”
  • Mary Todd Lincoln
    Mary Todd Lincoln
    “My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season.”

Idioms

Marriage of convenience - A marriage of convenience is a marriage or commitment made for financial, social or other benefit rather than love, affection, etc.
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Under a flag of convenience - If a ship sails under a flag of convenience, it is registered in a country where taxes, etc, are lower than in the country it comes from, so if someone does something under a flag of convenience, they attempt to avoid regulations and taxes by a similar means.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. convenientia, agreement, fitness. See Convenient
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. convenīre.

Usage

In literature:

As regards the purely technical side of the question, the examination of stained dry specimens is far more convenient than that of fresh.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
These places all look alike, none of them seems to have any numbers and that makes it so convenient.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Ice or snow may be held against the wound, or they may be put into a bag and conveniently secured in position.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
It's mighty convenient to be able to relegate your proofs to that mysterious realm beyond the grave.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
This is the most convenient arrangement, but in large cities is generally too costly.
"The Turkish Bath" by Robert Owen Allsop
For convenience of use many kinds have been invented, but you will find the one here illustrated the best for general purposes.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
From five to eight feet high is often most convenient for field-orchard culture.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Recent students all, however, seem to find convenience in specific division.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
She said very well, Tuesday was just as convenient to her; so there is an end of all our difficulties.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Possessing yourselves of towns is not conquest, but convenience, and in which you will one day or other be trepanned.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
But the river-side fortress was convenient for escape, and Fitz-Walter flew to France.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
For convenience, Kansas was divided by the official board into four fruit districts, simply quartering the state.
"The Apple" by Various
You will, of course, repay me at your convenience.
"Lord Stranleigh Abroad" by Robert Barr
The pulse may be felt most conveniently on the thumb side of the front of the wrist.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
It is convenient to denote the terms a, b, c, ... of the series by u0, u1, u2, u3, ...
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Conveniency of the bay and rivers, 93 5.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
It will be convenient to follow this order in the present article.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
If part of capital must be borrowed, select type of mortgage that can be paid off most conveniently.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
Transplant in the fall, if convenient, although spring planting may be equally successful.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Disfranchisement is a convenient means of depreciating women in private life, and the main bulwark of the male ego.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
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In poetry:

"By any reasonable plan
I'll make you happy if I can;
My own convenience count as NIL:
It is my duty, and I will."
"Captain Reece" by William Schwenck Gilbert
or mere convenience, is obvious, why they drop
or murder one another
clear enough: how they create, though, a common world
between them, like Bombelli's
"The Common Life" by W H Auden
"But if the host's a man like you -
I mean a man of sense;
And if the house is not too new - "
"Why, what has THAT," said I, "to do
With Ghost's convenience?"
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll
"Taking Three as the subject to reason about—
A convenient number to state—
We add Seven, and Ten, and then multiply out
By One Thousand diminished by Eight.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
What, was it all for naught, those awful years
That drenched a groaning land with blood and tears?
Was it to leave this sly convenient hell,
That brother fighting his own brother fell?
"To The South" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The watchful bear, perceiving that
The gnat lit on her master,
Resolved to light upon the gnat
And plunge him in disaster;
She saw no sense in being lenient
When stones lay round her, most convenient.
"The Confidant Peasant And The Maladroit Bear" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

Every show comes with a fine dining experience, access to several boutique shops right at The Fireside , and free and convenient parking, providing family entertainment value that is hard to beat.
It's convenient and popular, a healthy option for harried shoppers.
With the proliferation of many convenience foods and ingredients purporting to be "healthy" or perhaps just as importantly, "green" in one way or another, shopping for groceries can be a daunting task.
The former college lineman sacked a robbery suspect outside a Minnesota convenience store.
Cottonwood Business Park is conveniently located off the.
Though gas prices have dropped significantly from a year ago, forecourt -driven sales are still a challenge for many convenience stores because people aren't buying gas as freely as they did several years ago.
When it comes to convenience stores, every square inch of selling space is precious real estate.
They enjoy their smart phones and the other toys and conveniences science produces, but few delve further than that.
The convenience store is selling $1 stickers of tombstones to raise funds for the town Cemetery Commission, which will use the proceeds to mark about 30 cemeteries.
Convenience dining is on the rise and the demand for sandwiches is jumping.
Convenience stores are a "tremendous growth channel" for fresh produce, notes United Fresh Produce Association spokesperson.
Clark said he feels Homeland has an edge over supercenters and other larger-format stores because convenience is a big factor.
This conveniently located hotel in Arlington, VA offers amenities that include on-site Metro access and complimentary airport shuttles.
Time-pressed consumers are always looking for more convenient meal solutions and many are turning to frozen food s.
But every conveniently packaged portion starts with a team putting in time in the kitchen.
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In science:

For notational convenience we shall regard each An as a unital subalgebra of A.
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
For convenience, we shall give the new settings.
Derivation-Simple Algebras and the Structures of Generalized Lie Algebras of Witt Type
Note that x0 is the identity element, which is denoted as 1 for convenience.
Derivation-Simple Algebras and the Structures of Generalized Lie Algebras of Witt Type
It is convenient to assign to this vertex a dummy number of branches q0 and matter field x0 .
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
It is more convenient to work with a symmetric matrix.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
Since it is more convenient to deal with scalar kernels than sections, we pass from L → M to the associated principal S 1 bundle X → M .
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Since in many cases it is convenient to define the distribution of random variables through their moments the following definition appears natural: Definition 2.
Determinantal random point fields
For the convenience of the reader recall some basic definitions of Ergodic Theory ([CFS]).
Determinantal random point fields
For the convenience of the reader we sketch the main ideas of the proof of the finite-dimensional Central Limit Theorem below.
Determinantal random point fields
For convenience, we call this model the random model.
Critical behavior of n-vector model with quenched randomness
For convenience, we call the model without the term √u f (x) ϕ2(x) the pure model, since this term simulates the effect of random impurities .
Critical behavior of n-vector model with quenched randomness
It is convenient to modify step 2 as follows.
Critical behavior of n-vector model with quenched randomness
It is convenient to consider first the situation when the field is present only in a finite region.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
The solution in Eq.(3.2) gives a convenient tool for studying interaction of beams (waves packets) with the AharonovBohm flux line.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
The mapping to the effective 1D problem allows one to use a convenient path integral representation for the paraxial propagators.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
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