adequation

noun

ad·​e·​qua·​tion
ˌa-də-ˈkwā-shən
plural -s
1
: the result of making equal or adequate : equivalence
2
: the act of making adequate : the act of making equal or commensurate

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of adequation was in 1605

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“Adequation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adequation. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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