adequate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ad'i-kwit), [key]
— adj.
  1. as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit (often fol. by to or for): This car is adequate to our needs. adequate food for fifty people.
  2. barely sufficient or suitable: Being adequate is not good enough.
  3. reasonably sufficient for starting legal action: adequate grounds.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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