What does adequacy mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adequacy, adequateness(noun)

    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, adequacy(noun)

    the quality of being sufficient for the end in view

    "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"


  1. adequacy(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adequacy(noun)

    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. Origin: [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.

How to pronounce adequacy?

  1. Alex
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How to say adequacy in sign language?

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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. The IMF:

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

  3. The IMF:

    The sector remains exposed to political and economic risks in CESEE (central, eastern and southeastern Europe), the authorities should continuously assess the adequacy of bank capital requirements and stand ready to tighten them if risks intensify.

  4. 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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