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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Convenience \Con*ven"ience\ (?; 106), Conveniency
  \Con*ven"ien*cy\, n. [L. convenientia agreement, fitness. See
     Convenient.]
     1. The state or quality of being convenient; fitness or
        suitableness, as of place, time, etc.; propriety.
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              Let's further think of this;
              Weigh what convenience both of time and means
              May fit us to our shape.              --Shak.
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              With all brief and plain conveniency,
              Let me have judgment.                 --Shak.
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     2. Freedom from discomfort, difficulty, or trouble;
        commodiousness; ease; accommodation.
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              Thus necessity invented stools,
              Convenience next suggested elbow chairs. --Cowper.
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              We are rather intent upon the end of God's glory
              than our own conveniency.             --Jer. Taylor.
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     3. That which is convenient; that which promotes comfort or
        advantage; that which is suited to one's wants; an
        accommodation.
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              A pair of spectacles and several other little
              conveniences.                         --Swift.
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     4. A convenient or fit time; opportunity; as, to do something
        at one's convenience.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  convenience
      n 1: the state of being suitable or opportune; "chairs arranged
           for his own convenience"
      2: the quality of being useful and convenient; "they offered the
         convenience of an installment plan" [ant: inconvenience]
      3: a toilet that is available to the public [syn: public
         toilet, comfort station, public convenience,
         convenience, public lavatory, restroom, toilet
         facility, wash room]
      4: a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
         [syn: appliance, contraption, contrivance,
         convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widget]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  145 Moby Thesaurus words for "convenience":
     WC, accommodate, accommodation, adaptability, advantage,
     advantageousness, advisability, amenity, appliance,
     appropriateness, appurtenance, auspiciousness, avail, backhouse,
     basement, bathroom, behalf, behoof, beneficialness, benefit, can,
     chargedness, closet, comfort, comfort station, commodiousness,
     coziness, crapper, criticality, crucialness, cushioniness, decency,
     desirability, drive, ductility, earth closet, ease, easiness,
     engine, enginery, expedience, expediency, facility, favor,
     favorableness, feasibility, felicitousness, fitness, fittingness,
     fixture, flexibility, free time, freedom, friendliness,
     fruitfulness, goof-off time, handiness, head, homelikeness,
     homeliness, homeyness, hospitality, idle hours, interest, john,
     johnny, johnny house, latrine, lavatory, leisure, loadedness, loo,
     luxuriousness, machine, machinery, malleability, manageability,
     manageableness, maneuverability, mechanical aid, mechanical device,
     mechanism, meetness, motive power, motor, necessary, odd moments,
     opportuneness, outhouse, peace, peacefulness, percentage,
     pliability, pliancy, point, politicness, powder room, power plant,
     power source, practicality, pregnancy, privy, profit,
     profitability, propitiousness, propriety, prudence, repose,
     reposefulness, rest, rest room, restfulness, retirement, rightness,
     ripeness, roominess, seasonableness, seemliness, semiretirement,
     service, snugness, softness, spare time, suitability, throne, time,
     time to kill, time to spare, timeliness, toilet, toilet room,
     untroublesomeness, urinal, use, usefulness, utility, value,
     warmness, washroom, water closet, wieldableness, wieldiness,
     wisdom, worth, worthwhileness
  
  

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