AskDefine | Define sufficiency

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1 sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations; "her father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency"
2 an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose; "enough is as good as a feast"; "there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country" [syn: enough]
3 the quality of being sufficient for the end in view; "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence" [syn: adequacy] [ant: insufficiency, insufficiency]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The quality or condition of being sufficient.
  2. An adequate amount.
  3. efficiency



the quality or condition of being sufficient
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