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Definitions of adequate

  1. enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (sometimes followed by `to') meeting the requirements especially of a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a secretary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To equalize; to make adequate. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Equal to requirement; sufficient; enough. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Adequately. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Adequateness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Equal to: proportionate: sufficient. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Sufficient; equal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Fully sufficient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Equal to; proportionate; fully sufficient. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To equal Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Fully sufficient for; equal to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. appl. stimulus which normally acts on a given receptor, and induces the appropriate sensation. na
  16. Sufficient; proportionate; equally efficient thelawdictionary.org
  17. ad'e-kw[=a]t, adj. equal to: proportionate: sufficient.--adv. AD'EQUATELY.--ns. AD'EQUATENESS, AD'EQUACY, state of being adequate: sufficiency. [L. adæquatus, made equal--ad, to, and æquus, equal.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Proportionate (to the requirements); sufficient. Hence adequacy n., adequately adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. The possession of sufficient functional activity to meet the requirements of the organism; said of the organs of the body. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. Equal to, proportionate. Complete Dictionary

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