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ADEQUACY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adequacy mean? 

ADEQUACY (noun)
  The noun ADEQUACY has 2 senses:

1. the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily:
2. the quality of being sufficient for the end in view

  Familiarity information: ADEQUACY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADEQUACY (noun)


Sense 1adequacy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily:

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

adequacy; adequateness

Context example:

he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule

Hypernyms ("adequacy" is a kind of...):

satisfactoriness (the quality of giving satisfaction sufficient to meet a demand or requirement)

Attribute:

adequate ((sometimes followed by 'to') meeting the requirements especially of a task)

inadequate ((sometimes followed by 'to') not meeting the requirements especially of a task)

Antonym:

inadequacy (unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate)


Sense 2adequacy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being sufficient for the end in view

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

adequacy; sufficiency

Context example:

he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence

Hypernyms ("adequacy" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

Attribute:

ample (more than enough in size or scope or capacity)

meager; meagerly; meagre; scrimpy; stingy (deficient in amount or quality or extent)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "adequacy"):

ampleness (the property of being more than sufficient; comfortable sufficiency)

Antonym:

inadequacy (lack of an adequate quantity or number)


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