Sufficiency

  • 1Sufficiency — Suf*fi cien*cy, n. [L. sufficientia: cf. F. suffisance. See {Suffice}.] 1. The quality or state of being sufficient, or adequate to the end proposed; adequacy. [1913 Webster] His sufficiency is such that he bestows and possesses, his plenty being …

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  • 2sufficiency — suf·fi·cien·cy n: the quality or state of being sufficient the sufficiency of the evidence to convict Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. sufficiency …

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  • 3Sufficiency — may refer to: * Logical sufficiency; see necessary and sufficient conditions * sufficiency (statistics), sufficiency in statistical inference;See also * Self sufficiency * Eco sufficiency …

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  • 4sufficiency — late 15c., from L. sufficientia, from sufficiens (see SUFFICIENT (Cf. sufficient)) + CY (Cf. cy). Sufficience is from late 14c …

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  • 5sufficiency — ► NOUN (pl. sufficiencies) 1) the condition or quality of being sufficient. 2) an adequate amount, especially of something essential …

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  • 6sufficiency — [sə fish′ən sē] n. 1. sufficient means, ability, or resources; specif., a) an adequate amount or quantity (of what is needed) b) enough wealth or income 2. the state or quality of being sufficient or adequate; adequacy …

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  • 7Sufficiency — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Sufficiency >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 sufficiency sufficiency adequacy enough withal quantum sufficit satisfaction competence Sgm: N 1 no less no less GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 mediocrity medio …

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  • 8sufficiency — [[t]səfɪ̱ʃ(ə)nsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: also a N, oft N of n Sufficiency of something is enough of that thing to achieve a purpose or to fulfil a need. [FORMAL] → See also self sufficiency When foods from different plant sources are eaten together,… …

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  • 9sufficiency — suf|fi|cien|cy [səˈfıʃənsi] n formal 1.) [U] the state of being or having enough ▪ The war has affected the country s economic sufficiency. 2.) a sufficiency of sth a supply that is enough ▪ a sufficiency of raw materials …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10sufficiency — noun formal 1 (U) the state of being or having enough 2 a sufficiency of a supply that is enough: Eating fruit should ensure a sufficiency of Vitamin C …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11sufficiency — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Adequacy Nouns 1. sufficiency, adequacy, enough, satisfaction, competence, basta; mediocrity; fill, fullness, completeness; plenitude, plenty; critical mass. 2. abundance, copiousness; amplitude,… …

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  • 12sufficiency — noun (plural sufficiencies) 1》 the condition or quality of being sufficient.     ↘an adequate amount, especially of something essential. 2》 archaic self sufficiency or independence of character …

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  • 13sufficiency — n. 1. Adequacy. 2. Ability, qualification, capacity. 3. Competence, enough. 4. Plenty, supply, ample stock. 5. Conceit, self confidence, self sufficiency …

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  • 14Sufficiency (statistics) — In statistics, sufficiency is the property possessed by a statistic, with respect to a parameter, when no other statistic which can be calculated from the same sample provides any additional information as to the value of the parameter cite… …

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  • 15Sufficiency of disclosure — Patent law (patents for inventions) …

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  • 16sufficiency of evidence — Term refers to test prescribed by rule providing that grand jury ought to find an indictment when all the evidence taken together, if unexplained or uncontradicted, would warrant a conviction by the trier of the offense. State v. Parks, Alaska,… …

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