[ adjective ] giving satisfaction


"satisfactory living conditions" "his grades were satisfactory"

Used in print

(Orlin J. Scoville, Part-Time Farming...)

These tractors are not entirely satisfactory for plowing , particularly on heavier soils , so you may still want to hire someone to do the plowing .

Will the house on any part-time farm you are considering make a satisfactory full-time residence ?

(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)

Subject_to the limitations of_this Act , the Secretary shall make stabilization payments to small domestic producers upon presentation of evidence satisfactory to him of their status as such producers and of the sale by them of newly mined ores , or concentrates produced therefrom , as provided in_this Act .

(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)

The cost of developing a major weapon_system is now so enormous that the greatest care must be exercised in selecting new systems for development , in determining the most satisfactory rate of development , and in deciding the proper time at which either to place a system into production or to abandon it .

(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

Particularly was this true when the norms previously applied were no_longer satisfactory to many , when customs were rapidly changing as the forces of the new productivity were harnessed .

[ adjective ] meeting requirements




"the step makes a satisfactory seat"

Used in print

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

We can escape_from such a difficulty by ruling_out the animal as not constituting a trial , but such a solution is not always satisfactory .

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