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ADEQUATE

Sufficient; equal to what is required; suitable to the case or occasion.

A law that requires public utilities to provide adequate service does not create a right for customers to sue the electric company whenever the meat in their freezers spoils because of a power outage in the absence of negligence. Service does not have to be perfect in order to meet a standard of adequacy.

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adequate

ad·e·quate / ˈadikwit/ • adj. satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity: this office is perfectly adequate for my needs. DERIVATIVES: ad·e·qua·cy / -kwəsē/ n. ad·e·quate·ly adv.

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adequate

adequate XVII. — L. adæquātus, pp. of adæquāre equalize, f. æquus equal; see -ATE2.

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adequate

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