What does adequacy mean?

Definitions for adequacy
ˈæd ɪ kwə siad·e·qua·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adequacy, adequatenessnoun

    the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily: "he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule"

  2. sufficiency, adequacynoun

    the quality of being sufficient for the end in view

    "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"


  1. adequacynoun

    The quality of being sufficient, adequate or able to meet the needs.

    His zeal is, of course, unquestionable; his adequacy, however, I doubt.


  1. adequacy

    Adequacy refers to the condition or quality of being sufficient, acceptable, or suitable to meet a specific requirement, need, or standard. It highlights the capability to complete a task or fulfill a particular function effectively.

  2. adequacy

    Adequacy refers to the state or quality of being sufficient, suitable, or acceptable for a particular purpose or task. It implies that something meets the required standards or needs without being exceptional or outstanding. In other words, it is good enough to fulfill a specific requirement or condition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adequacynoun

    the state or quality of being adequate, proportionate, or sufficient; a sufficiency for a particular purpose; as, the adequacy of supply to the expenditure

  2. Etymology: [See Adequate.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. adequacy

    The joint operation plan review criterion for assessing whether the scope and concept of planned operations can accomplish the assigned mission and comply with the planning guidance provided. See also acceptability; feasibility.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adequacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adequacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of adequacy in a Sentence

  1. Luke Gupta:

    Little research, however, has looked into sleep quality, which is one’s experience of sleep or perceived sleep adequacy.

  2. Amy Kimberlain:

    It takes actual planning to ensure nutritional adequacy on a vegan diet.

  3. The IMF:

    The authorities should continuously assess the adequacy of bank capital requirements and stand ready to tighten them if risks intensify.

  4. Matthew Kanin:

    If the judge thought the current court-appointed counsel wasn't doing the job adequately or even without any judgments on adequacy if the court simply wanted to grant the protected person's wish for a new attorney then it could be done without much notice or warning.

  5. Clare Krusing:

    The study's limitations speak for themselves, and account for the fact that the report presents a misleading picture of what's happening in the market today, health plans must meet state and federal network adequacy requirements that ensure patients have a wide range of providers and specialists available to them.

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