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sufficiency

[suh-fish-uh n-see] /səˈfɪʃ ən si/
noun
1.
the state or fact of being sufficient; adequacy.
2.
a sufficient number or amount; enough.
3.
adequate provision or supply, especially of wealth.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; < Late Latin sufficientia; see sufficient, -ency
Related forms
oversufficiency, noun
presufficiency, noun
supersufficiency, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for presufficiency

sufficiency

/səˈfɪʃənsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
the quality or condition of being sufficient
2.
an adequate amount or quantity, as of income
3.
(archaic) efficiency
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Word Origin and History for presufficiency

sufficiency

n.

late 15c., from Latin sufficientia, from sufficiens (see sufficient) + -cy. Sufficience is from late 14c.

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