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Adequacy   /ˈædəkwəsi/   Listen
Adequacy

noun
1.
The quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily:.  Synonym: adequateness.
2.
The quality of being sufficient for the end in view.  Synonym: sufficiency.






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"Adequacy" Quotes from Famous Books



... original and picturesque style to bear upon this story. Taken for all in all, it is one of the most pleasing of all his productions in fiction, and it affords a view of certain phases of American, or perhaps we should say of New York, life that have not hitherto been treated with anything like the same adequacy and felicity."—Boston Beacon. ...
— The Romance of a Plain Man • Ellen Glasgow

... we must go not to physical geography, but to psychology and sociology. The latest chapter both in sociology and in psychology to be developed in a manner that approaches adequacy is the chapter on the imitative impulse. First Bagehot, then Tarde, then Royce and Baldwin here, have shown that invention and imitation, taken together, form, one may say, the entire warp and woof of human life, in so far as it is social. The American over-tension and jerkiness ...
— A Book of Exposition • Homer Heath Nugent



Words linked to "Adequacy" :   inadequate, scrimpy, insufficiency, stingy, ample, ampleness, meagerly, quality, meagre, equal, satisfactoriness, inadequacy, unequal, adequate, meager



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