adequate for the purpose; enough:
sufficient proof; sufficient protection.
Logic. (of a condition) such that its existence leads to the occurrence of a given event or the existence of a given thing.
Compare necessary (def 4c).
Archaic. competent.
enough to meet a need or purpose; adequate
(logic) (of a condition) assuring the truth of a statement; requiring but not necessarily required by some other state of affairs Compare necessary (sense 3e)
(archaic) competent; capable
a sufficient quantity


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