sufficient meaning


    Definition of sufficient in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore sufficientSUPmost sufficientSUF-ent
    1. Equal to the end proposed; adequate to wants; enough; ample; competent; as,.
      1. We have provision sufficient for the family
      2. This army is sufficient to defend the country.
      3. There is not sufficient access to the internet in the some small country villages.
    2. Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit.
      1. A two-week training course is sufficient to get a job in the coach-driving profession.
    3. (archaic) Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.
      1. self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.
      2. Determiner
        1. The smallest amount needed.
          1. Sufficient of us are against this idea that we should stop now.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Unfortunately, certain capitalists have arrogated to themselves monopolies and privileges which are quite sufficient to account for this [commotion of the populace against capitalists].
          • Dead inflorescences and infructescences are well worth collecting if no fresh material is available or if fresh material is only sufficient for a unicate or one duplicate.
          • Interest, with a Jew, never proceeds but upon supposal, at least, of a firm and sufficient bottom. — South.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • If you know that all the text you wish to analyse is correct, a set of rules that overgenerate a grammar would be sufficient.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Determiners
          Related Links:
          1. en sufficiently
          2. en sufficient condition
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          Meaning of sufficient for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "sufficient" is an adjective. It's also a determiner.
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