The definition of adequate is good enough for a specific requirement or purpose.(adjective)
A grade of 80% is an example of an adequate score on a test.
See adequate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L adaequatus, pp. of adaequare < ad-, to + aequare, to make equal < aequus, level, equal
See adequate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin adaequātus
Origin: , past participle of adaequāre, to equalize
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + aequāre, to make equal
Origin: , from aequus, equal.
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