[ noun ] the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily
: "he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule
Used in print(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)
Presumably a cocktail_party is expected to fulfill the host 's desire to get_together a number of people who are inadequately acquainted and thereby arrange for bringing the level of acquaintance up to adequacy for future cooperative endeavors .(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)
the magnitude of effort and costs of each of these possible phases of an effective safety program for metal and nonmetallic mines ( excluding coal and lignite mines ) ; and the scope and adequacy of State mine safety laws applicable to such mines and the enforcement of such laws .
[ noun ] the quality of being sufficient for the end in view
"he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"
Used in print(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
I fingered it and had the feeling of adequacy that comes_with the right texture , tilth and body .