pre adequacy


noun, plural adequacies.
the state or quality of being adequate; sufficiency for a particular purpose.

1800–10; adequ(ate) + -acy

preadequacy, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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1. the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily: "he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule" [ant: inadequacy
2. the quality of being sufficient for the end in view; "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence" [syn: sufficiency] [ant: deficiency
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