sufficiency

  • 1 Sufficiency — Suf*fi cien*cy, n. [L. sufficientia: cf. F. suffisance. See {Suffice}.] 1. The quality or state of being sufficient, or adequate to the end proposed; adequacy. [1913 Webster] His sufficiency is such that he bestows and possesses, his plenty being …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sufficiency — suf·fi·cien·cy n: the quality or state of being sufficient the sufficiency of the evidence to convict Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. sufficiency …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Sufficiency — may refer to: * Logical sufficiency; see necessary and sufficient conditions * sufficiency (statistics), sufficiency in statistical inference;See also * Self sufficiency * Eco sufficiency …

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  • 4 sufficiency — late 15c., from L. sufficientia, from sufficiens (see SUFFICIENT (Cf. sufficient)) + CY (Cf. cy). Sufficience is from late 14c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 sufficiency — ► NOUN (pl. sufficiencies) 1) the condition or quality of being sufficient. 2) an adequate amount, especially of something essential …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 sufficiency — [sə fish′ən sē] n. 1. sufficient means, ability, or resources; specif., a) an adequate amount or quantity (of what is needed) b) enough wealth or income 2. the state or quality of being sufficient or adequate; adequacy …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Sufficiency — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Sufficiency >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 sufficiency sufficiency adequacy enough withal quantum sufficit satisfaction competence Sgm: N 1 no less no less GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 mediocrity medio …

    English dictionary for students

  • 8 sufficiency — [[t]səfɪ̱ʃ(ə)nsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: also a N, oft N of n Sufficiency of something is enough of that thing to achieve a purpose or to fulfil a need. [FORMAL] → See also self sufficiency When foods from different plant sources are eaten together,… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 sufficiency — suf|fi|cien|cy [səˈfıʃənsi] n formal 1.) [U] the state of being or having enough ▪ The war has affected the country s economic sufficiency. 2.) a sufficiency of sth a supply that is enough ▪ a sufficiency of raw materials …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 sufficiency — noun formal 1 (U) the state of being or having enough 2 a sufficiency of a supply that is enough: Eating fruit should ensure a sufficiency of Vitamin C …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 sufficiency — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Adequacy Nouns 1. sufficiency, adequacy, enough, satisfaction, competence, basta; mediocrity; fill, fullness, completeness; plenitude, plenty; critical mass. 2. abundance, copiousness; amplitude,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 sufficiency — noun (plural sufficiencies) 1》 the condition or quality of being sufficient.     ↘an adequate amount, especially of something essential. 2》 archaic self sufficiency or independence of character …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 sufficiency — n. 1. Adequacy. 2. Ability, qualification, capacity. 3. Competence, enough. 4. Plenty, supply, ample stock. 5. Conceit, self confidence, self sufficiency …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 sufficiency — noun (plural cies) Date: 15th century 1. sufficient means to meet one s needs ; competency; also a modest but adequate scale of living 2. the quality or state of being sufficient ; adequacy …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 sufficiency — /seuh fish euhn see/, n. 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; < LL sufficientia; see SUFFICIENT, ENCY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 sufficiency — noun a) The quality or condition of being sufficient. b) An adequate amount. Syn: sufficience …

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  • 17 sufficiency — Synonyms and related words: ability, ableness, acceptability, adequacy, adequateness, admissibility, agreeability, caliber, capability, capableness, capacity, competence, efficacy, efficiency, facility, faculty, fairishness, fitness, flair,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 sufficiency — suf|fi|cien|cy [ sə fıʃnsi ] noun uncount VERY FORMAL the condition of being or having enough a. singular a quantity that is enough to be effective …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 sufficiency — suf·fi·cien·cy || sÉ™ fɪʃnsɪ n. quality of being sufficient; quantity which is sufficient to the needs of, adequate amount …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 sufficiency — n 1. adequacy, adequateness, suffi cientness; enough, no less, no more and no less; satisfaction, satisfactoriness, acceptability, tolerableness, contentment; completeness, thoroughness, extensiveness. 2. plenty, amplitude, abundance, copiousness …

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