• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Adequation The act of equalizing; act or result of making adequate; an equivalent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n adequation A making or being equal; an equivalence or equivalent.
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “People of uncommon abilities generally fall into eccentricities when their sphere of life is not adequate to their abilities.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate government action.”
  • Jay Kordich
    Jay Kordich
    “Drinking freshly made juices and eating enough whole foods to provide adequate fiber is a sensible approach to a healthful diet.”
  • P. W. Bridgman
    P. W. Bridgman
    “There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.”
  • Edmund Wilson
    Edmund Wilson
    “There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “We are armed with language adequate to describe each leaf of the filed, but not to describe human character.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. adaequatio,


In literature:

The police power which is adequate to fix the financial burden for one is adequate for the other.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
Treachery was no adequate word for the injury inflicted on him.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
She began to wonder if her friend in need would consider the few rupees she had left adequate reward for his pains.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
It was an adequate list and quite effectually silenced further rumors on that score.
"Our Navy in the War" by Lawrence Perry
Could he form any adequate conception of property rights?
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
The scenic appliances were simple, adequate, and inexpensive.
"Shakespeare and the Modern Stage" by Sir Sidney Lee
It is indeed true that we have gone but a very small way in the adequate formulation of such relations.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
Signorelli fails where Perugino excels, in giving adequate and lovely form to the religious sentiment.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Cases receiving adequate care in their homes would not, of course, be interfered with.
"Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders" by W. H. Triggs, Donald McGavin, Frederick Truby King, J. Sands Elliot, Ada G. Patterson, C.E. Matthews and J. Beck
A gray powder and a black powder are adequate for latent print work.
"The Science of Fingerprints" by Federal Bureau of Investigation
But he is advanced when he has made adequate attainments.
"Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions" by George S. Boutwell
Half an hour later the last of the stores was being consumed by men who had not had an adequate meal for many days.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
She sent out an army on a scale at least reasonably adequate to the business for which it was designed.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
An adopted means, and the only adequate means, to accomplish the necessary end.
"Conversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker" by Meletios Golden
It marked, too, a lapse in interest, for it was a long time before it found for itself an adequate mode of expression.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
They took Stewart to be the adequate representative of all who accepted one branch of an inevitable dilemma.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
There seems to be no adequate vocabulary of smells, and I must fall back on approximate phrase and metaphor.
"The World I Live In" by Helen Keller
No adequate substitute was ever devised, or ever can be.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
As in the case of the Clinton iron ores, no present-day sedimentation gives an adequate clue.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
It led soon to the passage of an adequate Presidential Succession Act.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson

In news:

Crucial for elderly to get adequate amounts.
Researchers at Oregon State University found that elderly people without adequate zinc in their body are more at risk of a variety of maladies.
Stadium security kept me from getting any closer to this Zydeco performer, but Vivitar's Series 1 70-300mm zoom adequately pulled in the subject at 200mm.
The current offices were built in the early 1950s and no longer are adequate for the agency.
The annual Accountability Performance Index (API) and the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report are due out from the state next month for schools across the state.
Costa Mesa resident says the restaurant does not offer adequate access to people in wheelchairs.
Adequate Yearly Progress Explained.
Church not adequate to house Little Compton students.
Schools Fail to Show Adequate Progress.
(AP) _ Fewer schools failed to show adequate progress this year in improving students' scores on reading and math tests.
A survey of chief information officers at South Carolina state agencies found that computer security is still "less than adequate ", despite all the attention on security after a hacker stole the personal information of more than 4 (more).
In Financing of Schools, Defining ' Adequate .
Child with persistent fatigue despite adequate sleep should be evaluated by a physician.
Lewiston Mayor Bob Macdonald wrote a letter on July 10 to Governor Paul LePage, asking why individuals who have reached their five-year limit of receiving TANF benefits do not have adequate skills to find jobs.
Terminal Has 'Adequate Supply,' Seen at Full Rates at Week's End.

In science:

Given the ability of our fiducial model to adequately reproduce many of the key X-ray observations of groups, we now investigate how these results depend on the strength of the feedback.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
While such selection of metallicity would be adequate for old low mass stars, it would be inappropriate for Pop I Cepheids.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
Unfortunately, no single α value is adequate for all σ ’s.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
The subtlety in this definition is that types of free variables in F and G may be arbitrary, so a more adequate statement (the lack of which causes confusion among the readers of ) is “E ⊢ F : ρ → τ and E ⊢ G : τ → ρ, for a certain type environment E ”.
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
Another main result of is a complete proof system for “linear”, or more adequately, affine retractability, that is retractability by means of BCK-terms (at most one occurrence of each variable).
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
We found that a (corrected) scaling ratio of about 10 leads to a spiral instability adequately accounting for the disk spiral structure and non-circular motions: the spiral pitch angle and arm-interarm contrast are accurately reproduced.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Throughout this work, we have neglected a possible warp in NGC 2915, we have assumed that the observed velocity dispersion could be adequately modeled as the sound speed of an isothermal gas, and we have not considered the small-scale clumpy structure present at the beam scale in the H I observations.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
This notion of number is adequate for quantum mechanics.
Spinors in Quantum Geometrical Theory
Let us repeat that the main problem is that nonperturbative string theory (as well as nonperturbative quantum field theory) does not exist in adequate physical form, i.e. does not exist in the form of any reasonable formalism.
String Theory or Field Theory?
H |x′ i = ZR By writing β = Pn k=1 βk , repeatedly applying the Trotter rule and choosing an adequate “short-time” approximation, one ends up with a sequence of integrals on spaces of increasing dimension, converging to the density matrix as max1≤k≤n βk → 0.
Random Series and Discrete Path Integral methods: The Levy-Ciesielski implementation
However, the single index description is adequate for the purpose of the present computations.
Magnetic Fields in Massive Stars. II. The Buoyant Rise of Magnetic Flux Tubes Through the Radiative Interior
An identification of adequate conditions in the general case, in particular, finding an appropriate notion of characteristic set of the operator, remains open.
Elliptic regularity and solvability for partial differential equations with Colombeau coefficients
We first use formula (3.24) to express the map φ, or rather its transpose, as the map induced in cohomology by the top exterior power of a vector bundle map over an adequate variety.
Green's canonical syzygy conjecture for generic curves of odd genus
The pair of 2D hits must be separated by more than 0.4 cm to ensure adequate angular resolution for the scattered photon direction.
Gamma-ray Polarimetry
The main aim of this paper is to describe the most adequate generalization of the Cauchy-Riemann system fixing properties of classical functions in octonionic case.
Axially Symmetric Generalization of the Cauchy-Riemann System and Modified Clifford Analysis