Ad·e·qua·cy n. The state or quality of being adequate, proportionate, or sufficient; a sufficiency for a particular purpose; as, the adequacy of supply to the expenditure.
n 1: the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily: "he
questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental
interpretation of the Golden Rule" [syn: adequateness]
2: the quality of being sufficient for the end in view; "he
questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence" [syn: sufficiency]
[ant: insufficiency, insufficiency]