1. Suited or favorable to one's comfort, purpose, or needs: a convenient time to receive guests; a convenient excuse for not going.
a. Easy to reach; accessible: a bank with branches at six convenient locations.
b. Close at hand; near: an apartment that is convenient to transportation.
3. Obsolete Fitting and proper; suitable.
[Middle English, from Latin conveniēns, convenient-, present participle of convenīre, to be suitable, fit; see CONVENE.]
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