quasi-sufficient

sufficient

[suh-fish-uhnt]
adjective
1.
adequate for the purpose; enough: sufficient proof; sufficient protection.
2.
Logic. (of a condition) such that its existence leads to the occurrence of a given event or the existence of a given thing. Compare necessary ( def 4c ).
3.
Archaic. competent.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin sufficient- (stem of sufficiēns), present participle of sufficere to suffice, equivalent to suf- suf- + -fici-, present stem of -ficere, combining form of facere to make, do1 + -ent- -ent

sufficiently, adverb
oversufficient, adjective
oversufficiently, adverb
presufficient, adjective
presufficiently, adverb
quasi-sufficient, adjective
quasi-sufficiently, adverb
supersufficient, adjective
supersufficiently, adverb


1. meager, scant, inadequate.
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sufficient (səˈfɪʃənt)
 
adj
1.  enough to meet a need or purpose; adequate
2.  logic Compare necessary (of a condition) assuring the truth of a statement; requiring but not necessarily required by some other state of affairs
3.  archaic competent; capable
 
n
4.  a sufficient quantity
 
[C14: from Latin sufficiens supplying the needs of, from sufficere to suffice]
 
suf'ficiently
 
adv

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sufficient
late 14c., from O.Fr. sufficient, from L. sufficiens, prp. of sufficere (see suffice).
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