sufficient

[ suh-fish-uhnt ]
/ səˈfɪʃ ənt /

adjective

adequate for the purpose; enough: sufficient proof; sufficient protection.
Logic. (of a condition) such that its existence leads to the occurrence of a given event or the existence of a given thing.Compare necessary(def 4c).
Archaic. competent.

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Origin of sufficient

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin sufficient- (stem of sufficiēns), present participle of sufficere to suffice, equivalent to suf- suf- + -fici-, present stem of -ficere, combining form of facere to make, do1 + -ent- -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for sufficiently

sufficient
/ (səˈfɪʃənt) /

adjective

enough to meet a need or purpose; adequate
logic (of a condition) assuring the truth of a statement; requiring but not necessarily required by some other state of affairsCompare necessary (def. 3e)
archaic competent; capable

noun

a sufficient quantity

Derived forms of sufficient

sufficiently, adverb

Word Origin for sufficient

C14: from Latin sufficiens supplying the needs of, from sufficere to suffice
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