sufficiency

noun suf·fi·cien·cy \ sə-ˈfi-shən(t)-sē \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of sufficiency

plural sufficiencies
1 :sufficient means to meet one's needs :competency; also :a modest but adequate scale of living
2 :the quality or state of being sufficient :adequacy

Examples of sufficiency in a Sentence

  1. the sufficiency of the portions is such that you will leave the restaurant with a full stomach but without doggie bags

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First Known Use of sufficiency

15th century


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sufficiency

noun suf·fi·cien·cy

legal Definition of sufficiency

:the quality or state of being sufficient
  • the sufficiency of the evidence to convict

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