Examples of adequacy in a Sentence
the fire department sent someone to determine the adequacy of the building's evacuation plan
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Questions persisted Friday about the adequacy of Arkema's master plan to protect the public in the event of an emergency in flood-prone Houston, a metropolitan area of about 6 million people.
The cutoff line is 110 percent of a district's adequacy target.
Questions since the shooting, the worst in modern U.S. history, have focused in part on the adequacy of hotel security.
Its response was that no-trespassing signs should have been posted there and that the railroad would look into the adequacy of the railings.
The vessels must meet national and international safety regulations concerning fire prevention, evacuation procedures, lifeboat adequacy and other areas.
The court has divided the complex case into two parts: adequacy — the overall amount of education funding — and equity, whether the Legislature has fairly divided money between property-wealthy and property-poor districts.
The new plan allows people living in school districts where funding is more than 110 percent of the adequacy target – essentially wealthier districts with large cash reserves – to try to have their property taxes reduced.
Explosions that rocked a Texas chemical plant after it was inundated by Harvey’s floodwaters are raising questions about the adequacy of industry preparations for the monster storm and stoking fears of more accidents in the days ahead.
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Did You Know?
When we question the adequacy of health-care coverage, or parking facilities, or school funding, we're asking if they are equal to our need. The adjective adequate means "enough" or "acceptable"—though in sentences like "His performance was adequate", it really means "no better than acceptable".
Synonymsacceptability, sufficiency, satisfactoriness
Antonymsinadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, unsatisfactoriness
Related Wordsappropriateness, correctness, fitness, goodness, properness, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness, tolerability; bountifulness, copiousness; excess, overabundance, oversupply, surfeit, surplus; abundance, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plentitude, plenty
Near Antonymslack, want; crunch, dearth, deficit, famine, lack, shortage; meagerness, paucity, poorness, poverty, rareness, rarity, scantiness, scantness, scarceness, scarcity, skimpiness; necessity, need, privation
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