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Definitions for satisfactory
ˌsæt ɪsˈfæk tə ri, -ˈfæk trisat·is·fac·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. satisfactoryadjective

    giving satisfaction

    "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"

  2. satisfactory, acceptableadjective

    meeting requirements

    "the step makes a satisfactory seat"


  1. satisfactoryadjective

    Done to satisfaction; adequate or sufficient

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Satisfactoryadjective

    Etymology: satisfactoire, Fr. satisfactus, Latin.

    An intelligent American would scarce take it for a satisfactory account, if, desiring to learn our architecture, he should be told that a pillar was a thing supported by a basis. John Locke.

    A most wise and sufficient means of redemption and salvation, by the satisfactory and meritorious death and obedience of the incarnate son of God, Jesus Christ. Robert Sanderson.


  1. Satisfactory

    Satisfactory is a factory simulation game created by Swedish video game developer Coffee Stain Studios. It is a 3D first-person open world exploration and factory building game. The player, a pioneer, is dropped onto an alien planet with a handful of tools and must harvest the planet's natural resources to construct increasingly complex factories for automating all resource needs. The initial goal is to build a space elevator and begin supplying the company the player works for (FICSIT Inc.) with increasingly numerous and complex components for their unknown purposes. Those exports unlock new buildings that make the next export possible. Satisfactory was made available for early access on 19 March 2019 on the Epic Games Store, and 8 June 2020 on Steam, with cross-platform multiplayer. The factory building aspect of the game has been described as a first-person and 3D version of Factorio. Unlike most other sandbox games like Factorio, the Satisfactory world is pre-generated; every player's map is identical. The game is set on an alien planet named "Massage-2(A-B)b" and the playable area is limited to 30 km2.


  1. satisfactory

    Satisfactory refers to fulfilling expectations or needs; acceptable, though not outstanding or perfect. It is a state or quality that meets established standards or conditions, sufficiently good or complete, and achieves the desired results or outcome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satisfactoryadjective

    giving or producing satisfaction; yielding content; especially, relieving the mind from doubt or uncertainty, and enabling it to rest with confidence; sufficient; as, a satisfactory account or explanation

  2. Satisfactoryadjective

    making amends, indemnification, or recompense; causing to cease from claims and to rest content; compensating; atoning; as, to make satisfactory compensation, or a satisfactory apology

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. satisfactoire.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'satisfactory' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4214

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'satisfactory' in Adjectives Frequency: #565

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of satisfactory in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of satisfactory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of satisfactory in a Sentence

  1. Aristotle:

    To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.

  2. Sir William Alton Jones:

    The man who gets the most satisfactory results is not always the man with the most brilliant single mind, but rather the man who can best coordinate the brains and talents of his associates.

  3. Deputy Trade Representative Robert Holleyman:

    There are a lot of angles that are being used here and we're going to keep pursuing it at the highest levels until we get a satisfactory resolution.

  4. Josefina Vidal:

    In our view it's not necessary to put it all in one package because if, for example, in a few weeks we receive some satisfactory notification in regards to the matter of Cuba's removal from the terrorist list, I think we will be ready to then begin talking about how to formalize the re-establishing of relations.

  5. Patricio Rivera:

    We will have respectable economic growth (in 2015). It will be very satisfactory given this situation.

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    being essentially equal to something
    A arbitrary
    B foreordained
    C elusive
    D equivalent

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