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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·pe·di·en·cy /-diən(t)si/
 權宜,方便,私利

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pe·di·ence Ex·pe·di·en·cy, n.
 1. The quality of being expedient or advantageous; fitness or suitableness to effect a purpose intended; adaptedness to self-interest; desirableness; advantage; advisability; -- sometimes contradistinguished from moral rectitude or principle.
    Divine wisdom discovers no expediency in vice.   --Cogan.
    To determine concerning the expedience of action.   --Sharp.
    Much declamation may be heard in the present day against expediency, as if it were not the proper object of a deliberative assembly, and as if it were only pursued by the unprincipled.   --Whately.
 2. Expedition; haste; dispatch. [Obs.]
    Making hither with all due expedience.   --Shak.
 3. An expedition; enterprise; adventure. [Obs.]
    Forwarding this dear expedience.   --Shak.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 expediency
      n : the quality of being suited to the end in view [syn: expedience]
          [ant: inexpedience, inexpedience]