1. The quality of being suitable to one's comfort, purposes, or needs: the convenience of living near shops, schools, and libraries.
2. Personal comfort or advantage: services that promote the customer's convenience.
3. Something that increases comfort or saves work: household conveniences such as a washing machine, an electric can opener, and disposable diapers. See Synonyms at amenity.
4. A suitable or agreeable time: Fill out the form at your earliest convenience.
5. Chiefly British A lavatory.
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