What does adequate mean?

Definitions for adequate
ˈæd ɪ kwɪtad·e·quate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adequate, equal(adj)

    having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

    "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task"

  2. adequate, decent, enough(adj)

    sufficient for the purpose

    "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"

  3. adequate, passable, fair to middling, tolerable(adj)

    about average; acceptable

    "more than adequate as a secretary"

Wiktionary

  1. adequate(Verb)

    To equal.

    It [is] an impossibility for any creature to adequate God in his eternity. uE000105695uE001 Shelford.

  2. adequate(Adjective)

    Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition lawfully and physically sufficient.

  3. Origin: adaequatus, past participle of adaequare; ad + aequare, aequus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adequate(adj)

    equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition

  2. Adequate(adj)

    to equalize; to make adequate

  3. Adequate(adj)

    to equal

  4. Origin: [See Adequate, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adequate

    ad′e-kwāt, 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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adequate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2835

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adequate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3886

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adequate' in Adjectives Frequency: #381

How to pronounce adequate?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say adequate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adequate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adequate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of adequate in a Sentence

  1. Jay Owen:

    The total record is adequate to make a ruling.

  2. Shoshone County Sheriff Mitch Alexander:

    This leaves our jail without adequate staffing.

  3. Kent "Sparky" Gregory:

    Without an adequate theory, reality is irrelevant.

  4. Anna Slomovic:

    I don't think the privacy rules are anywhere close to adequate.

  5. Alexander Hodge:

    Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition.

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