expedient

US [ɪkˈspidiənt]
UK [ɪkˈspiːdiənt]
  • adj.权宜之计;得当;可取;合宜
  • n.权宜之计;应急办法
  • Web有利的;方便的;权宜的
Plural Form:expedients  
expedient
n.
1.
权宜之计;应急办法an action that is useful or necessary for a particular purpose, but not always fair or right
The disease was controlled by the simple expedient of not allowing anyone to leave the city.
采取了禁止所有人出城的简单应急办法,使疾病得到了控制。
adj.
1.
[nubn]
得当;可取;合宜;权宜之计useful or necessary for a particular purpose, but not always fair or right
The government has clearly decided that a cut in interest rates would be politically expedient.
政府显然认为削减利率是政治上的权宜之计。

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