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expediency

ex·pe·di·en·cy

expediency

 
pronunciation:
ihk spi di n si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: expediencies
definition 1: suitability, or the thing or action suitable, to the specific purpose or circumstances.
definition 2: advantageousness to one's own interests, as opposed to moral rightness or justice.
derivation: expedience (n.)
Word Parts
The word expediency contains the following parts:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.