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adequate (adjective); more adequate, most adequate
1. Concerning the sufficiency in quality or quantity to meet a need or to qualify for something; enough for the situation or need: Floyd had an adequate amount of butter and flour to make the cake he wanted, but not enough to make cookies, too.
2. In law, pertaining to a reasonable amount of proof for starting legal action: Frank and Violet had adequate grounds or justification for suing the hospital for incompetence.
3. Etymology: from Latin adæquatus, "equalized"; past participle of adæquare, "equalize"; from ad-, "to" + æquare, "to make level", from æquus.
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