Definitions for sufficientsəˈfɪʃ ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

suf•fi•cientsəˈfɪʃ ənt(adj.)

  1. adequate for the purpose; enough.

  2. Logic. (of a condition) such that its existence leads to the occurrence of a given event or the existence of a given thing.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Philosphy

    Ref: Compare necessary (def. 4c). 4 3

  3. Archaic. competent.

Origin of sufficient:

1350–1400; < L sufficient-,sufficiēns, prp. of sufficere to suffice

suf•fi′cient•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sufficient(adj)

    of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant

    "sufficient food"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sufficient(adjective)əˈfɪʃ ənt

    ≠ insufficient

    We do not have sufficient funds to pay for it.

Wiktionary

  1. sufficient(Adjective)

    Equal to the end proposed; adequate to wants; enough; ample; competent; as,

    Sufficient of us are against this idea that we should stop now.

  2. sufficient(Adjective)

    The smallest amount needed.

    Sufficient of us are against this idea that we should stop now.

  3. sufficient(Adjective)

    Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit.

    A two-week training course is sufficient to get a job in the coach-driving profession.

  4. sufficient(Adjective)

    Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.

  5. sufficient(Adjective)

    self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.

  6. Origin: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sufficient(adj)

    equal to the end proposed; adequate to wants; enough; ample; competent; as, provision sufficient for the family; an army sufficient to defend the country

  2. Sufficient(adj)

    possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit

  3. Sufficient(adj)

    capable of meeting obligations; responsible

  4. Sufficient(adj)

    self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sufficient' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1739

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sufficient' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2559

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sufficient' in Adjectives Frequency: #224


Translations for sufficient

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sufficient(adjective)

enough

We haven't sufficient food to feed all these people; Will $10 be sufficient for your needs?

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