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adequate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishadequatead‧e‧quate /ˈædɪkwət/ ●●○ S3 W3 AWL adjective  1 ENOUGHenough in quantity or of a good enough quality for a particular purpose syn sufficient opp inadequate Farmers have been slow to make adequate provision for their retirement. Some creams we tested failed to give adequate protection against UV light. The standard of his work is barely adequate. The company has yet to provide an adequate explanation for its actions.adequate for Are the parking facilities adequate for 50 cars?adequate to do something The lunchtime menu is more than adequate to satisfy the biggest appetite.see thesaurus at enough2 GOOD ENOUGHfairly good but not excellentsatisfactory Her performance was adequate but lacked originality.see thesaurus at satisfactoryadequacy noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
adequateNow that we have extended the hall, those small electric heaters are no longer adequate.Most people eat an adequate diet.The heating system would only be adequate for a much smaller house.There is often no provision made, or considered adequate for elderly relatives without causing gross inconvenience to all parties.Hardin's campaign did not have adequate funds to broadcast any ads on television.The retail business, which is essential for the maintenance of adequate market liquidity, declined after the 1987 stock market crash.Yet, without a ground and adequate pitch, the sport was unlikely to flourish.None of his workers received adequate safety training.Make sure that the lighting is adequate so that your guests to see what they are eating.She gives accounts of the long hours worked by women and the effort put into maintaining what were seen as adequate standards.Nevertheless, it is still open to question whether these arrangements are an adequate substitute for parliamentary scrutiny.Redman's performance was adequate, though it lacked originality.The minerals in a normal diet will be adequate to replace any losses.Employers must provide adequate training opportunities.Winter may seem like the ideal time to do interior painting, but it requires adequate ventilation.adequate provisionThere is a gross disparity between the size of the unemployment problem and the minuscule educational resources available to make adequate provision.The Rules do contain adequate provisions for appeal by the person upon whom a notice is served.Peace of mind, adequate provision for family and friends, and the knowledge that one's wishes will be carried out.All major publicly-funded housing developments will make adequate provision for the less well off.Management considers that adequate provision has been made for any liability which may arise in respect of the years 1981 to 1983.The need for the adequate provision of permanent residential homes increases substantially as the mentally handicapped child grows up.
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