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[ad-i-kwuh-see] /ˈæd ɪ kwə si/
noun, plural adequacies.
the state or quality of being adequate; sufficiency for a particular purpose.
1800-10; adequ(ate) + -acy
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preadequacy, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • 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.
  • These fees are routinely audited to ensure their adequacy.
  • Evaluates systems of internal controls, the adequacy of accounting records, and system design.
  • The adequacy of representation was one of the key points.
  • The public has an uncompromising commitment to adequacy.
  • Long run systemic risk is known in the power industry system adequacy.
  • For those that remain open, minimum capital-adequacy requirements have been doubled.

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