Adequate Definition

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adjective
Sufficient to satisfy a requirement or meet a need.
American Heritage
Enough or good enough for what is required or needed; sufficient; suitable.
Webster's New World
Barely satisfactory; acceptable but not remarkable.
Webster's New World
verb

(obsolete) To equalize; to make adequate.

Wiktionary

(obsolete) To equal.

Wiktionary
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Origin of Adequate

  • Latin adaequātus past participle of adaequāre to equalize ad- ad- aequāre to make equal from aequus equal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin adaequatus, past participle of adaequare (“to make equal to”); ad + aequare (“to make equal”), aequus (“equal”).

    From Wiktionary

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