adequacy

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noun ad·e·qua·cy \ ˈa-di-kwə-sē \

Definition of adequacy

plural adequacies
:the quality or state of being adequate

Examples of adequacy in a Sentence

  1. the fire department sent someone to determine the adequacy of the building's evacuation plan

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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".

First Known Use of adequacy

1701



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