as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit (often followed by to or for):
This car is adequate to our needs. adequate food for fifty people.
barely sufficient or suitable:
Being adequate is not good enough.
Law. reasonably sufficient for starting legal action:
They were tribal horse soldiers, not prison guards, and they failed to adequately search the prisoners.
The First American: Excerpt from Henry Crumpton’s ‘The Art of Intelligence’ Henry A. Crumpton May 13, 2012
Each of the children will be adequately employed through the various entities of his media, publishing and insurance companies.
Juicy New Details on Berlusconi’s Divorce Deal Barbie Latza Nadeau May 11, 2010
Some critics believe that the problem is a result of the military not adequately enforcing its own regulations.
Caught Between Military and Civilian Justice, a Battered Wife Waits and Waits for Help Jacob Siegel April 20, 2014
Regrettably, not many of them have been adequately translated.
How Clausewitz Invented Modern War James A. Warren November 23, 2014
American universities have come under censure for failing to adequately protect students from sexual and physical assault.
Don’t Blame The NFL And Colleges For Mishandling Assault Cases Emily Shire September 18, 2014
The horror of this is not to be adequately described to those who have never seen the like.
Amelia Henry Fielding
That which we do not believe we cannot adequately say, though we may repeat the words never so often.
Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
The singer or speaker must breathe easily and adequately, but not so as to waste his energies.
Voice Production in Singing and Speaking Wesley Mills
The subject is a great one and cannot be adequately treated as an appendage to another.
That existing educational machineries may not adequately recognise these is not of course the question here.
Civics: as Applied Sociology Patrick Geddes
able to fulfil a need or requirement without being abundant, outstanding, etc
1620s, from adequate + -ly (2); originally a term in logic in reference to correspondence of ideas and objects. Meaning “suitably” is recorded from 1680s.
1610s, from Latin adaequatus “equalized,” past participle of adaequare “to make equal to,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + aequare “make level,” from aequus (see equal). The sense is of being “equal to what is required.” Related: Adequateness.
as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit (often followed by to or for): This car is adequate to our needs. adequate food for fifty people. barely sufficient or suitable: Being adequate is not good enough. Law. reasonably sufficient for starting legal action: adequate grounds. Historical […]
adermia adermia a·der·mi·a (ā-dûr’mē-ə, ə-dûr’-) n. Congenital absence of skin.
adermogenesis adermogenesis a·der·mo·gen·e·sis (ā-dûr’mō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs, ə-dûr’-) n. Failure of or imperfection in the regeneration of the skin, especially in the repair of a cutaneous defect.
a suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek, the plural of 1 : Hyades; Pleiades. Historical Examples Pyl´ades at length yielded to Orestes, and consented to take the letter. The Student’s Mythology Catherine Ann White Oh, I tell yer it’s ‘ades let loose, or all Babel a busting down-stairs. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, […]
. the case. Historical Examples The extent to which they are also Caritive, adessive and the like has yet to be investigated. Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham