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Origin of adequate

1610–20; < Latin adaequātus matched (past participle of adaequāre). See ad-, equal, Desigual Desigual ISKINE Desigual Grey ISKINE ISKINE Grey ISKINE Grey Desigual Grey ISKINE Grey Desigual aqZFPC
Related forms ad·e·quate·ly, adverb ad·e·quate·ness, noun pre·ad·e·quate, Madrid Kids 17 White 9 Ronaldo Home Originals 2016 adidas Real Shirt adjective pre·ad·e·quate·ly, adverb pre·ad·e·quate·ness, noun qua·si-ad·e·quate, adjective qua·si-ad·e·quate·ly, adverb su·per·ad·e·quate, adjective su·per·ad·e·quate·ly, adverb su·per·ad·e·quate·ness, noun


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British Dictionary definitions for adequate


  1. able to fulfil a need or requirement without being abundant, outstanding, etc
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Derived Forms adequacy (ˈædɪkwəsɪ), noun adequately, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Latin adaequāre to equalize, from ad- to + aequus equal
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Word Origin and History for adequate


1610s, from Latin adaequatus "equalized," past participle of adaequare "to make equal to," from Real Kids Ronaldo adidas 9 Home Shirt Originals 17 Madrid White 2016 ad- "to" (see ad-) + aequare Shirt Real Ronaldo adidas 9 17 Home Originals Madrid 2016 White Kids "make level," from aequus (see equal). The sense is of being "equal to what is required." Related: Adequateness.

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