[ ad-i-kwuh-see ]
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noun,plural ad·e·qua·cies.
  1. the state or quality of being adequate; sufficiency for a particular purpose.

Origin of adequacy

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

Other words from adequacy

  • pre·ad·e·qua·cy, noun

Words Nearby adequacy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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