adequate

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Adequate is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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  • IPA: /ˈæd.ʌ.kwɪt/

Adjective[change]

Positive
adequate

Comparative
more adequate

Superlative
most adequate

  1. If something is adequate, it is good enough.
    It is very hard to provide a simple but adequate explanation.
    She left her other job so that she could devote adequate time to the school.
    A small knife is adequate for this purpose.
    By 1922, the single school-room was no longer adequate to meet the needs of the town.

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