Complete Definition of "expedient"

English
Pronunciation
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Etymology
L. expediens (stem expedient-), present participle of expedire “to expedite.”

Adjective
en-adj
#simple|Simple, easy, or quick; convenient.
#:Most people, faced with a decision, will choose the most expedient option.

Translations

Italian: opportuno
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Noun
en-noun
#An easy or simple method; a shortcut.
#:They increased profits by the simple expedient of selling a smaller bottle for the same price.

Translations

Italian: espediente
mid

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