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expedient

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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] expediens (stem expedient-), present participle of expedire “to expedite.”

Adjective

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Positive
expedient

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  1. Simple, easy, or quick; convenient.
    Most people, faced with a decision, will choose the most expedient option.

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Noun

Singular
expedient

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  1. An easy or simple method; a shortcut.
    They increased profits by the simple expedient of selling a smaller bottle for the same price.

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