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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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Table 5 presents the reasons selected by respondents to evaluate the model's adequateness or inadequateness.
Therefore, the results of the experimental researches approbated the adequateness of the proposed method of quality estimation of speech recognition features.
Thus, the adequateness of one's own behaviour definitely stands in relation to society, as it is reflected by this society.
One can conclude that the precision of the determination of [eta] (or [eta]*) from the relation (20) (or 21), is directly related to the adequateness of the functions chosen to fit experimental evolutions of the parameters [R.
According to the results of first analyse aimed at determine adequateness of included study sample KMO (Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy) value 0.
Although economic efficiency is only one among many public concerns (besides effectiveness, equity, responsiveness, adequateness, appropriateness, and so on; Dunn, 2004, 223-231), it has received increasing amounts of attention in recent years.
The adequateness of the number of AFLP markers and the number of individuals used to generate the neighbor-joining tree generated was assessed using SESim values (Medina et al.
Although Internet Treaties require the Member States to provide adequate legal protection and effective legal remedies against the circumvention of effective technological measures, they leave room for domestic interpretations of legal adequateness and effectiveness.
Key words: food and nutritional changes, adequateness, patterns, caloric formula, origin, food fortification, food source structure, food and nutritional policy, Venezuela.
Relying on the empirical adequateness of the argument structural approach to focus structure (Gussenhoven 1984; Selkirk 1995), we use accentual patterns as a test for syntactic representations.
These laws will have a dimension of universal rationality that safeguards human rights; a socially and politically correct dimension within national territories; and a convenient and opportune adequateness for subjects in their individual behavior.
The essentials of all of these approximation principles can be summarized by the following Adequateness Diagram of Stochastic-Numerical Approximation Theory exhibiting the interplay between the key concepts of invariance, smoothness, stability, contractivity, consistency and convergence.