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[ ad-i-kwuh-see ]


, plural ad·e·qua·cies.
  1. the state or quality of being adequate; sufficiency for a particular purpose.

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  • pre·ade·qua·cy noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of adequacy1

First recorded in 1800–10; adequ(ate) + -acy
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Example Sentences

The accords also required signatories to affirm the adequacy of the federal government’s fish and wildlife mitigation.

AB 240 requires the Department of Public Health to contract with an entity to evaluate the adequacy of local health department infrastructure and make recommendations on workforce needs and resources to fund local public health.

All questions about the adequacy of safety measures should be addressed to them.

All questions about the adequacy of the safety measures should be addressed to the Cleveland Clinic.

To their chagrin, neutral observers have questioned the adequacy of due process in these cases.

He even praises the Bush administration for closing a loophole in capital adequacy rules in 2001.

A consideration need bear no relation or adequacy to the other thing that is to be received.

Adequacy of the story in relation to the importance and dignity of the main incident and of the subject.

Whole chapters could supply no clearer tribute to his resilience and entire adequacy.

If it concerns the detail of the reduction of your monthly adequacy, my word has become unbending iron.

The success of such a remedial and defensive measure would naturally depend upon the adequacy of the franchise aimed at.


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