ad·​e·​qua·​tion | \ ˌa-də-ˈkwā-shən \
plural -s

Definition of adequation

1 : the result of making equal or adequate : equivalence
2 : the act of making adequate : the act of making equal or commensurate

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First Known Use of adequation

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for adequation

Late Latin adaequation-, adaequatio, from Latin adaequatus + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Adequation.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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