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Noun: adequacy  a-di-kwu-see
  1. The quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily
    "he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule";
    - adequateness
     
  2. The quality of being sufficient for the end in view
    "he questioned the adequacy of human intelligence";
    - sufficiency

Derived forms: adequacies

See also: adequate, ample, equal, inadequate, meager [N. Amer], meagerly [N. Amer], meagre [Brit, Cdn], meagrely [Brit, Cdn], scrimpy, stingy, unequal

Type of: quality, satisfactoriness

Antonym: inadequacy