adequacy

[ad-i-kwuh-see]
noun, plural adequacies.
the state or quality of being adequate; sufficiency for a particular purpose.

Origin:
1800–10; adequ(ate) + -acy

preadequacy, noun
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adequate (ˈædɪkwɪt)
 
adj
able to fulfil a need or requirement without being abundant, outstanding, etc
 
[C17: from Latin adaequāre to equalize, from ad- to + aequusequal]
 
adequacy
 
n
 
'adequately
 
adv

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Example sentences
So it would seem they are concerned about adequacy on more than one level.
No lyric in all the forty masques is unforgettable, and few rise above a
  mediocre level of adequacy.
Nevertheless literature does get itself translated, sometimes with astonishing
  adequacy.
Because it gives them a fleeting sense of adequacy until they are called on or
  ignored.
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