sufficiency

[ suh-fish-uh n-see ]
/ səˈfɪʃ ən si /

noun

the state or fact of being sufficient; adequacy.
a sufficient number or amount; enough.
adequate provision or supply, especially of wealth.

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Origin of sufficiency

1485–95; < Late Latin sufficientia; see sufficient, -ency

OTHER WORDS FROM sufficiency

o·ver·suf·fi·cien·cy, nounpre·suf·fi·cien·cy, nounsu·per·suf·fi·cien·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sufficiency

sufficiency
/ (səˈfɪʃənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

the quality or condition of being sufficient
an adequate amount or quantity, as of income
archaic efficiency
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