Definition of adequacy
: the quality or state of being adequate
Examples of adequacy in a Sentence
the fire department sent someone to determine the adequacy of the building's evacuation plan
Recent Examples of adequacy from the Web
And Kian’s participation in the Trump transition — following his management of work that Flynn Intel acknowledged may have benefited Turkey’s government — reinforces concerns about the adequacy of the administration’s vetting process.
A ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court in March demanded that lawmakers put a new school finance formula in place to address issues with the adequacy of education in the state.
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled in March that the Kansas Legislature needed to create a new school finance formula to address adequacy issues in the state’s K-12 public education system.
Specifically, Chhabria raised doubts about the adequacy of the settlement Tuesday, less than a week after lawyers for customers released a new estimate that the bank may have opened as many as 3.5 million fraudulent accounts since 2002.
The new heart was then immediately brought in and sewn into place, which was then evaluated for its adequacy of function.
In an interview last week, Ton Büchner, the Akzo Nobel chief executive, said the company remained concerned about not only the adequacy of the offer and potential antitrust issues, but also the cultural fit of the two companies.
However, a lawsuit filed by the Sunnyvale West Neighborhood Association in 2008 contested the adequacy of the EIR.
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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".
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