What does sufficient mean?

Definitions for sufficient
səˈfɪʃ əntsuf·fi·cient

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sufficient(adj)

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

    "sufficient food"

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.

    Etymology: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

  2. sufficient(Adjective)

    The smallest amount needed.

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

    Etymology: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

  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.

    Etymology: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

  4. sufficient(Adjective)

    Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.

    Etymology: From sufficiens, present participle of sufficio.

  5. sufficient(Adjective)

    self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.

    Etymology: 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

Editors Contribution

  1. sufficient

    To provide an accurate amount.

    They had sufficient passion, food and soul to create a simple yet effective environment for a simple wedding.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sufficient in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sufficient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sufficient in a Sentence

  1. Spencer Kuvin:

    The court will need to hold an evidentiary hearing, which is like a mini-judge trial, to determine whether there are sufficient facts to support such a motion.

  2. Angel Abbud-Madrid:

    For the moon, sufficient prospecting — through remote sensing — and identification of valuable resources, such as oxygen and hydrogen for in-situ applications, has been done to date.

  3. Bob Stembridge:

    Both Uber and Tesla do innovate, but not at a sufficient level to feature in the Top 100 list of innovative organizations around the globe as measured by patent metrics of volume, success, globalization and impact. Both Uber and Tesla neither have sufficiently large portfolios to qualify for inclusion with less than 100 granted inventions during 2010-2014.

  4. The NATO diplomat:

    What I’m forecasting is that three weeks from now, that process will result (in a decision), and we will still be in the hub and four spokes, i believe we’ll have sufficient resources, and our military commanders have told us we’ll have sufficient resources, to stay in the basic posture.

  5. Med Jones:

    The main difference in the speed of recovery between Argentina in post-2001 and Thailand in post-1997 crises is the exports. Fiscal discipline is necessary but not sufficient without export-driven economic growth. Too much debt can result in prolonged stagnation similar to the Japanese lost-decade of 1990s. With inflation risk on the rise, we could see more socioeconomic troubles and political unrest in economies with thin middle class. 2011-2012 will be challenging for many policy makers.

Images & Illustrations of sufficient

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