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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.

adequate

adjective able, acceptable, ample, aptus, capable, commensurate, effectual, enough, equal to the need, fair, fit, fully sufficient, idoneus, proportionate, reasonable, reasonably sufficient, satisfactory, satisfying, serving, sufficient, sufficient for the purpose, sufficing, suitable, valid
Associated concepts: adequate administrative review, adeeuate care, adequate cause, adequate consideration, adeeuate notice, adequate remedy at law, adequate support, fair and adequate consideration
See also: ample, capable, commensurate, competent, efficient, fair, fit, functional, habitable, mediocre, operative, prima facie, proficient, qualified, sciential, suitable, unobjectionable
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In this case, the evaluation precision of [eta] (or [eta]*) depends on both the adequateness of the material mechanical behavior and the accuracy of the numerical calculations.
The review will consider the adequateness of advocacy and representation of Indigenous people (particularly Indigenous women), service delivery and the role of reviewing the effectiveness of legislation.
The mother should be kept in the delivery or recovery room to assess her for reinversion and to evaluate blood loss and adequateness of fluid replacement for 2-4 hours or longer if she is unstable.
Wolff--and in his footsteps Meier and Kant among others--accordingly also distinguishes different grades of adequateness and completeness.