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For the object must be given in experience, and the question relates to the adequateness of the object to an idea.The Critique of Pure Reason|Immanuel Kant
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Word Origin and History for adequateness
1610s, from Latin adaequatus "equalized," past participle of adaequare "to make equal to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + aequare "make level," from aequus (see equal). The sense is of being "equal to what is required." Related: Adequateness.