Expedience


Expedience
(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->Specific subservience.
<- N
PARAG:Expedience->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ expedience
expedience
expediency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ desirableness
desirableness
desirability
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ fitness
fitness
&c.(agreement) 23
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ utility
utility
&c. 644
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ propriety
propriety
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ opportunism
opportunism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ advantage
advantage
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ high time
high time
&c.(occasion) 134
PARAG:Expedience->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be expedient
be expedient
&c.???adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ suit
suit
&c.(agree) 23
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ befit
befit
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ suit the time
suit the time
befit the time
suit the season
befit the season
suit the occasion
befit the occasion
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ conform
conform
&c. 82
PARAG:Expedience->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ expedient
expedient
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ desirable
desirable
advisable
acceptable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ convenient
convenient
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ worth while
worth while
meet
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ fit
fit
fitting
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ due
due
proper
eligible
seemly
becoming
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ befitting
befitting
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ opportune
opportune
&c.(in season) 134
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ in loco
in loco
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ suitable
suitable
&c.(accordant) 23
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ applicable
applicable
&c.(useful) 644
PARAG:Expedience->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ in the right place
in the right place
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ conveniently
conveniently
&c.->Adj.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • expedience — mid 15c., advantage, benefit, from O.Fr. expedience, from L.L. expedientia, from expedientem (see EXPEDIENT (Cf. expedient)). Related: Expediency (1610s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • expedience — expedience, expediency Both forms are in use in the meaning ‘fitness, suitability, advantage’, although expediency is much more common (three times more, according to the evidence of the OEC). The rhythm of the sentence often determines which is… …   Modern English usage

  • expedience — I noun acceptability, advantageousness, appropriateness, aptness, commendableness, convenience, discrimination, expediency, favorableness, feasibility, felicitousness, fitness, fittingness, meetness, opportuneness, practicality, pragmatism,… …   Law dictionary

  • expédience — [ɛkspedjɑ̃s] n. f. ÉTYM. XIIIe; de 1. expédient. ❖ ♦ Vx. Caractère de ce qui est expédient. ⇒ Opportunité, utilité …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • expedience — noun a) The quality of being fit or suitable to effect some desired end or the purpose intended; propriety or advisability under the particular circumstances of a case. We must spring into action with a relentless sense of expedience and… …   Wiktionary

  • expédience — (èk spé di an s ) s. f. Qualité de ce qui est expédient. HISTORIQUE    XIIIe s. •   Puis se souffri traïr et vendre, Batre, lier, cloer et pendre, Pour haster nostre expedience [libération], Son doulz costé ouvrir et fendre, J. DE MEUNG Tr. 321.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • expedience — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Desirableness Nouns 1. expedience, expediency, desirableness, desirability, advisability, eligibility, seemliness, fitness, utility, propriety, opportunism, convenience, timeliness, suitability. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • expedience — expedient ► ADJECTIVE 1) advantageous. 2) advisable on practical rather than moral grounds. ► NOUN ▪ a means of attaining an end. DERIVATIVES expedience noun expediency noun expediently adverb …   English terms dictionary


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