1500-1600; Language: Latin;Origin:
, past participle of adaequare 'to make equal'
, from ad- 'to'
+ aequare 'to equal'
enough in quantity or of a good enough quality for a particular purpose
≠ 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 sth The lunchtime menu is more than adequate to satisfy the biggest appetite.
fairly good but not excellent Her performance was adequate but lacked originality.>adequatelyadv She wasn't adequately insured.>adequacyn[U]