Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADEQUATENESS

For the object must be given in experience, and the question relates to the adequateness of the object to an idea.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin adaequatus "equalized," past participle of adaequare "to make equal to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + aequare "make level," from aequus (see equal). The sense is of being "equal to what is required." Related: Adequateness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ADEQUATENESS

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.