Expedients



[ik-spee-dee-uh nt] /ɪkˈspi di ənt/

adjective
1.
tending to promote some proposed or desired object; fit or suitable for the purpose; proper under the circumstances:
It is expedient that you go.
2.
conducive to advantage or interest, as opposed to right.
3.
acting in accordance with , or what is advantageous.
noun
4.
a means to an end:
The ladder was a useful expedient for getting to the second floor.
5.
a means devised or employed in an exigency; resource; shift:
Use any expedients you think necessary to get over the obstacles in your way.
/ɪkˈspiːdɪənt/
adjective
1.
suitable to the circumstances; appropriate
2.
inclined towards methods or means that are advantageous rather than fair or just
noun
3.
something suitable or appropriate, esp something used during an urgent situation
adj.

late 14c., “advantageous, fit, proper,” from Old French expedient (14c.) or directly from Latin expedientem (nominative expediens) “beneficial,” present participle of expedire “make fit or ready, prepare” (see expedite).

The noun meaning “a device adopted in an exigency, a resource” is from 1650s. Related: Expediential (1836); expedientially (1873); expediently (late 14c.).

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