adequate for

adequate

[ad-i-kwit]
adjective
1.
as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit (often followed by to or for ): This car is adequate to our needs. adequate food for fifty people.
2.
barely sufficient or suitable: Being adequate is not good enough.
3.
Law. reasonably sufficient for starting legal action: adequate grounds.

Origin:
1610–20; < Latin adaequātus matched (past participle of adaequāre). See ad-, equal, -ate1

adequately, adverb
adequateness, noun
preadequate, adjective
preadequately, adverb
preadequateness, noun
quasi-adequate, adjective
quasi-adequately, adverb
superadequate, adjective
superadequately, adverb
superadequateness, noun


1. satisfactory, competent, sufficient, enough; capable.
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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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adequate
1610s, from L. adæquatus "equalized," pp. of adæquare "to make equal to," from ad- "to" + æquare "make level," from æquus (see equal). The sense is of being "equal to what is required."
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