meaning of adequate

adequate meaning in General Dictionary

To equalize in order to make sufficient

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  • corresponding to some necessity proportionate or correspondent totally adequate as capabilities sufficient to outstanding work an adequate meaning
  • enough for the purpose
  • about average; acceptable
  • having the necessity characteristics or resources to satisfy a task
  • Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; totally adequate; because, powers adequate to a great work; a sufficient definition.
  • To equalize; to create sufficient.
  • To equal.

adequate meaning in Law Dictionary

adequate; proportionate; similarly efficient


adequate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, from Latin adaequatus "equalized," previous participle of adaequare "to produce equal to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + aequare "make amount," from aequus (see equal (adj.)). The sense is to be "equal as to the is necessary." Associated: Adequateness.


adequate meaning in Business Dictionary

sufficient, although not necessarily more and/or most readily useful; adequate. "Her abilities were adequate for the job, but we hired a far more qualified applicant."


adequate meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully enough; because, powers adequate to a fantastic work; a satisfactory definition.

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  • (a.) To equalize; to create sufficient.
  • (a.) To equal.

Sentence Examples with the word adequate

Of the great inland region, which includes the arid campos of the north, the partially-wooded plateaus of Minas Geraes, Goyaz and Matto Grosso, the temperate highlands of the south, and the tropical lowlands of the Paraguay basin, no adequate description can be given without taking each section in detail, which can be done to better advantage in describing the individual states.

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