adequacy adequacy  /ˈæd ə kwə si/


  1. (n) the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily:
  2. (n) the quality of being sufficient for the end in view




  1. We should review the adequacy of the resources of the IMF, the World Bank Group and other multilateral development banks and stand ready to increase them where necessary.
  2. After a few minutes, Justice Byron White interrupted Cox to inquire about the adequacy of the trial record in lower courts.
  3. But adequacy, on that scale, is no small word.



  1. "This review should include an assessment of the adequacy of policies and safeguards related to power shut-offs and a determination of whether those policies are being rigorously adhered to by New Hampshire's utility companies," he wrote.
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: John Lynch Source: The Union Leader

  2. "We agreed to consider a modest, phased-in and fully funded enhancement to defined benefits under the CPP in order to increase coverage and adequacy," said Flaherty. "We were not unanimous, but the substantive majority view was that we should...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Jim Flaherty Source: Toronto Sun

  3. "There is no need for this court to assess the adequacy of the . . . review before it has taken place," wrote Solicitor General Paul Clement, the administration's top Supreme Court lawyer.
    on Apr 2, 2006 By: Paul Clement Source: 940 News

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