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Noun: sufficiency  su'fi-shun(t)-see
  1. Sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations
    "her father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency"
     
  2. An adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose
    "there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country";
    - enough, nuff [non-standard]
     
  3. The quality of being sufficient for the end in view
    "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence";
    - adequacy

Derived forms: sufficiencies

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

Type of: quality, relative quantity, wealth, wealthiness

Antonym: insufficiency

Encyclopedia: Sufficiency