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[mass noun] The state or quality of being adequate:‘the adequacy of testing procedures’
acceptability, reasonableness, passableness, satisfactoriness, fairnesscapability, competence, competency, ability, aptitude, skill, skilfulness, adeptnessView synonyms
- ‘The review will look into the adequacy of current arrangements and codes of practice.’
- ‘Taken together, these findings suggest both the adequacy and utility of our measure.’
- ‘This goes to the question of the adequacy of the interpreting services.’
- ‘The extent to which other factors, such as experience or training, affect reading adequacy is also helpful.’
- ‘Meanwhile the federal parliament has announced an inquiry into the adequacy of rural and regional air services.’
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