Adequacy



the state or quality of being ; sufficiency for a particular purpose.
Contemporary Examples

To their chagrin, neutral observers have questioned the adequacy of due process in these cases.
Bangladesh’s Unfinished War K. Anis Ahmed March 10, 2013

Historical Examples

The conception of perfection in a practical sense is the adequacy of a thing for various ends.
The World’s Greatest Books–Volume 14–Philosophy and Economics Various

He felt the adequacy of this life as a determiner of the eternal destiny of all men.
India, Its Life and Thought John P. Jones

The massive grandeur of adequacy in that performance was a great excellence.
Shadows of the Stage William Winter

Ultimately there is no adequacy, we are all weighed in the balance and found wanting.
First and Last Things H. G. Wells

The propositions were accepted, while denying the adequacy of Berkeley’s removal from one command to another.
Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 Alfred Thayer Mahan

Our concept of Reality must be symmetrical, or fail of adequacy.
Beauty and the Beast Stewart A. McDowall

Reardon made the only answer possible, and felt the thrill of his own adequacy.
The Prisoner Alice Brown

adequacy and destructiveness of armament are strictly relative terms.
The Fruits of Victory Norman Angell

The experience of last spring in India proves the adequacy of a reserve of 15 or 20 per cent.
Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips

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