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satisfactory

[sat-is-fak-tuh-ree, -fak-tree] /ˌsæt ɪsˈfæk tə ri, -ˈfæk tri/
adjective
1.
giving or affording satisfaction; fulfilling all demands or requirements:
a satisfactory solution.
2.
Theology. atoning or expiating.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Medieval Latin satisfactōrius, equivalent to Latin satisfac(ere) to do enough + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
satisfactorily, adverb
satisfactoriness, noun
presatisfactory, adjective
Synonyms
1. competent, adequate, suitable, passable.
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British Dictionary definitions for satisfactoriness

satisfactory

/ˌsætɪsˈfæktərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
adequate or suitable; acceptable a satisfactory answer
2.
giving satisfaction
3.
constituting or involving atonement, recompense, or expiation for sin
Derived Forms
satisfactorily, adverb
satisfactoriness, noun
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satisfactoriness in Medicine

satisfactory sat·is·fac·to·ry (sāt'ĭs-fāk'tə-rē)
adj.
Providing satisfaction sufficient to meet a demand or requirement.

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