sufficiency


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suf·fi·cien·cy

 (sə-fĭsh′ən-sē)
n. pl. suf·fi·cien·cies
1. The condition or quality of being sufficient: questioned the sufficiency of the budget.
2. An adequate amount or quantity: a sufficiency of clean water.
3. Adequate means to live in modest comfort.

sufficiency

(səˈfɪʃənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. the quality or condition of being sufficient
2. an adequate amount or quantity, as of income
3. archaic efficiency

suf•fi•cien•cy

(səˈfɪʃ ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state or fact of being sufficient; adequacy.
2. a sufficient number or amount; enough.
3. adequate provision or supply, esp. of wealth.
[1485–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sufficiency - sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations; "her father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency"
wealth, wealthiness - the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money; "great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence"
2.sufficiency - an adequate quantitysufficiency - 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"
relative quantity - a quantity relative to some purpose
fill - a quantity sufficient to satisfy; "he ate his fill of potatoes"; "she had heard her fill of gossip"
3.sufficiency - the quality of being sufficient for the end in view; "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
ampleness - the property of being more than sufficient; comfortable sufficiency; "the ampleness of her servings more than satisfied his hunger"
inadequacy, deficiency, insufficiency - lack of an adequate quantity or number; "the inadequacy of unemployment benefits"

sufficiency

noun abundance, adequacy, adequate supply, amplitude, copiousness, ample store There's a sufficiency of drama here to sustain your interest.

sufficiency

noun
An adequate quantity:
Translations
كِفايَه، مِقْدار كافٍ
dostatek
tilstrækkelighed
elegendõ mennyiség
nægjanleiki
dostatok

sufficiency

[səˈfɪʃənsɪ] N (sufficiencies (pl)) (= state) → suficiencia f; (= quantity) → cantidad f suficiente

sufficiency

n (= adequacy)Hinlänglichkeit f; to have a sufficiencygenügend haben

sufficiency

[səˈfɪʃnsɪ] n (frm) → quantità sufficiente
to have a sufficiency of paper → avere abbastanza carta

suffice

(səˈfais) verb
to be enough for a purpose or person. Will $10 suffice (you) till Monday?
sufficient adjective
enough. We haven't sufficient food to feed all these people; Will $10 be sufficient for your needs?
sufˈficiency noun
sufˈficiently adverb
suffice it to say
I need only say.
References in classic literature ?
For another reaton also it is clear, that it is not for the best to endeavour to make a city too much one, because a family is more sufficient in itself than a single person, a city than a family; and indeed Plato supposes that a city owes its existence to that sufficiency in themselves which the members of it enjoy.
Omnium consensu capax imperii, nisi imperasset, saith Tacitus of Galba; but of Vespasian he saith, Solus imperantium, Vespasianus mutatus in melius; though the one was meant of sufficiency, the other of manners, and affection.
I was ashamed to harass him thus, but he had not a sufficiency of the little things, and besides my impulsiveness had plunged me into a deuce of a mess, so I went on distastefully.
The attentive reader will discern that the reasoning here used, to prove the sufficiency of a moderate number of representatives, does not in any respect contradict what was urged on another occasion with regard to the extensive information which the representatives ought to possess, and the time that might be necessary for acquiring it.
It was evident that she had been prepared to weep, for she had provided herself with a sufficiency of handkerchiefs; I admired her forethought, but in retrospect it made her tears perhaps less moving.
Their food, as I afterwards found, was coarse, but it was wholesome; and they procured a sufficiency of it.
Sowerberry: speaking as well as she could, through a deficiency of breath, and a sufficiency of cold water, which Noah had poured over her head and shoulders.
It went hard enough with me then, when I could look back to no period at which I had enjoyed a sufficiency.
I reserve for another place the discussion of the question which relates to the sufficiency of the representative body in respect to numbers, and shall content myself with examining here the particular use which has been made of a contrary supposition, in reference to the immediate subject of our inquiries.
Then he and his men, with a sufficiency of cord, began to fly it high overhead.
He gave me good-morning civilly; and I gave the same to him, smiling down upon him, from the heights of my sufficiency.
I have not set down half of the virtues that are vested in a good courier, but I think I have set down a sufficiency of them to show that an irritable man who can afford one and does not employ him is not a wise economist.