adequate adequate  /ˈæ də kwət/


  1. (adj) having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
  2. (adj) sufficient for the purpose
  3. (adj) about average; acceptable


  1. The worst of it came in California dang hippy librels! where stricter state regs required that the barely adequate 350 cu.
  2. The coverage is adequate now it's not adequate on a regular day when people just tell you the market went up one point and they give you a reason.
  3. The Army and the White House insist the abbreviated training was adequate.


  1. Carnival Triumph returns to service after engine room fire

    MIAMI (Reuters) - The Carnival Triumph cruise ship returned to service on Thursday, four months after an engine room left 4,000 passengers and crew adrift in the Gulf of Mexico without electricity and adequate sanitation. Triumph underwent $115 million in repairs and upgrades, including several new entertainment features, the company said in a statement. The incident prompted Carnival Cruise ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Infamous Carnival Triumph ready to sail again

    Just months after an engine fire aboard the ship left its passengers adrift without adequate food or bathrooms, the Carnival Triumph is ready to set sail today on a sold-out cruise from its home port of Galveston."We're really excited and we're here to have fun," Renzo Bomalaya, a bartender aboard the newly refurbished Carnival Triumph, told TODAY.Back in February, a failed propulsion system ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. SDG&E Is Prepared For Summer With Adequate Power Resources

    SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is reminding customers that, while adequate electricity supplies are lined up to meet customers' energy needs, conservation ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said last week the US central bank stands ready "to take substantive additional action as needed to support growth and to provide adequate insurance against downside risks."
    on Jan 13, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source:

  2. The Senate should be given, as Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Tuesday, "adequate time to prepare for this nomination" so that "a full and fair opportunity to question the nominee and debate her qualifications"...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Mitch McConnell Source: FOXNews

  3. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, frustrated and angry, told AP: "Look, it's obvious to everybody in south Louisiana that they didn't have a plan; they didn't have an adequate plan to deal with this spill."
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Bobby Jindal Source: (blog)

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