Meaning of SUFFICIENT in English


— sufficiently , adv.

/seuh fish"euhnt/ , adj.

1. adequate for the purpose; enough: sufficient proof; sufficient protection.

2. Logic. (of a condition) such that its existence leads to the occurrence of a given event or the existence of a given thing. Cf. necessary (def. 4c).

3. Archaic. competent.

[ 1350-1400; ME sufficient- (s. of sufficiens ), prp. of sufficere to SUFFICE, equiv. to suf- SUF- + -fici-, pres. s. of -ficere, comb. form of facere to make, DO 1 + -ent- -ENT ]

Ant. 1. meager, scant, inadequate.

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