• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sufficient of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant "sufficient food"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Earth's magnetic field has been weakening. It seems to have lost 15% of its strength since 1670. At the present rate of decrease, it will reach zero in 2,000 years. Between the years 3500 and 4500, the magnetic field will not be sufficiently strong enough to ward off charged radiation from outer space.
    • Sufficient Capable of meeting obligations; responsible. "The man is, notwithstanding, sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond."
    • Sufficient Equal to the end proposed; adequate to wants; enough; ample; competent; as, provision sufficient for the family; an army sufficient to defend the country. "My grace is sufficient for thee."
    • Sufficient Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit. "Who is sufficient for these things?"
    • Sufficient Self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content. "Thou art the most sufficient I'll say for thee),
      Not to believe a thing."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: American colonists discovered that superior candles could be made from the fruit of a squat bush growing in the sand dunes along the New England seashore. The small, grayish bayberry was picked, crushed, and boiled. It had to be skimmed several times before the pale, nearly transparent, green fat was sufficiently refined. Bayberry candles were highly prized, because so much labor and so many berries were needed to make just one candle.
    • sufficient Sufficing; equal to the end proposed; as much as is or may be necessary; adequate; enough.
    • sufficient Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit; competent; capable.
    • sufficient Having a competence; well-to-do.
    • sufficient Self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.
    • sufficient Synonyms Ample, abundant, satisfactory, full.
    • sufficient Competent, Enough, etc. See adequate.
    • n sufficient That which is sufficient; enough; a sufficiency.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sufficient sufficing: enough: equal to any end or purpose: competent
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  • Richard D. Rosen
    Richard D. Rosen
    “It isn't sufficient just to want -- you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.”
  • Bible
    “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    “Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Is your love for the Lord sufficient to give all your time and talents to his work?”
  • Nancy Gibbs
    Nancy Gibbs
    “For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sufficiens, -entis, p. pr. of sufficere,: cf. F. suffisant,. See Suffice
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sufficĕre, to take the place of—sub, under, facĕre, to make.


In literature:

That alone is sufficient to convince me of fraud and conspiracy.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
The grates may have become clogged with ashes or clinkers so that sufficient air could not pass through them to the fire.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
It is worthy of note that Lancaster exhibited a trait sufficiently rare in his comrades.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
I have sufficiently proved, during two years, and under the most painful circumstances, that I will never separate from him.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
In the year 1913 we picked our first crop of apples, that is, in sufficient quantity to be considered in a commercial way.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Sight is a sufficient prelude to marriage, for their sight is excellent.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
We have seen that, in order to prevaricate it is not sufficient to transgress the Law of God: we must know; conscience makes us know.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
Add also one cupful of sliced carrot and sufficient water to cover the fish.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
At the moment there did not seem to be any other sufficient cause for so melancholy a wagging of that venerable head.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
And I was not sufficiently tender of people's feelings.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
The services of your family have not been sufficiently brought under my notice.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
The reply is, I hope, sufficient.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
The guns will be sufficiently exercised in working with reduced crews at general quarters.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
As regarded money, they would all be sufficiently well provided for.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
If musk is used it is sufficient to stir it in the mass, or 1 oz.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
This was sufficient to cause the wife to give up the idea of divorce.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
This quantity is sufficient for one dose for a cow and may be repeated in an hour, if much arsenic was taken.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Since it is God who speaks, "to you," or "yours," is sufficiently definite.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
In the early period of his existence, man had sufficient intellect to direct his efforts to satisfy the common wants of life.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The best of anything is sufficient.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden

In poetry:

With cheerful voice I sing
The titles of my Lord,
And borrow all the names
Of honor from his word:
Nature and art can ne'er supply
Sufficient forms of majesty.
"Hymn 148" by Isaac Watts
Let the morrow take care for the things of itself,
And not by its weight crush thee down;
Sufficient to-day is the evil thereof,
Let the ills of to-morrow alone.
""Take no thought for the morrow"" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Saying, awake, arise my God, to me
Turn in Thy love the mercy of Thy face;
Then shall the day break, and the shadows flee,
And I will sing of Thy sufficient grace.
"Out Of The Depths" by Nora Pembroke
There's not a soul, who does in Christ believe,
That to amend his life and errors past,
Does not sufficient grace from him receive;
'Till he becomes another man at last.
"Advice To A Sinner, To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
CLOTALDO. Stay, Astolfo, do not finish;
For Rosaura is as noble
As yourself. My sword will right her
In the field against the world:
She's my daughter, that's sufficient.
"Life Is A Dream - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Give me, O Lord! sufficient force and might,
That I may all my enemies o'ercome,
And under thy victorious banner fight,
'Till thou, in glorious peace, shalt lead me home.
"A Prayer, Whilst Thou Art Dressing, To Beg The Armour Of God, To Defend Thee From The Assaults Of Si" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Robert Elayer 's father taught him to be self-sufficient and fix things by himself.
Nine months after the state's new fire code went into effect mandating access to a sufficient water supply, more than half of the city of Naples homes that fall under the code do not meet requirements.
Earthships are designed for self-sufficiency .
A Physician's Challenge: Teaching Self-Sufficiency to Patients.
Computer classes offered during October at Project Self-Sufficiency .
In Erie, we want self-sufficiency , not poverty.
Project Self-Sufficiency opens new location in Blairstown.
Fracking Is Misunderstood, It's The Key To Energy Self-Sufficiency .
Self-sufficiency in the Adirondacks.
It's time to promote more self-sufficiency .
Earthships are designed for self- sufficiency .
A Physician's Challenge: Teaching Self- Sufficiency to Patients.
Building Self- Sufficiency , One Tree at a Time.
Computer classes offered during October at Project Self- Sufficiency .
In Erie, we want self- sufficiency , not poverty.

In science:

We feel that with sufficient modifications most of the tools mentioned earlier will be capable of detecting these STSCs.
Identifying Coordination Problems in Software Development: Finding Mismatches between Software and Project Team Structures
As the paper suggests, in order to apply the pattern, it is not only sufficient to have an understanding of the pattern, but also the different kinds of STSCs one can find related to the pattern. In this regard, the paper makes several novel contributions.
Identifying Coordination Problems in Software Development: Finding Mismatches between Software and Project Team Structures
The event selection requires not more than 1 cluster in Layer 1 with least three active layers and no hits in the two outermost pads in any layer select the events with sufficient activity in the DHCAL and the events that have transverse containment, respectively.
Response of the CALICE DHCAL to Hadrons and Positrons
As proved by Rivest and Shamir, an overhead of n/k = t/log2(t) is sufficient in order to ensure the possibility to write k bits into n cells t times.
Coding Scheme for Optimizing Random I/O Performance
As shown in ref. , the large distances exponential-decay of the PDF such lim|q|   n½   exp[-Ph(q)] with h < 3/2 is a sufficient condition to have a finite quantum non-locality length.
The density maximum of He4 at the lambda point modeled by the stochastic quantum hydrodynamic analogy
From a sufficiently small subsequence of such numbers, the original sequence cannot be determined.
On Randomness of Goldbach Sequences
Also, integration over z now extends from –zo to 0, with zo sufficiently far below the prism’s base to include the entire overlap zone.
Generalized Lorentz law and the force of radiation on magnetic dielectrics
This is in contrast with our original expectations that a small number of bins, e.g. to account for moving and non -moving states, would be sufficient.
Practical Context Awareness: Measuring and Utilizing the Context Dependency of Mobile Usage
We apply Supervised Binning as follows. For continuous context, we first discretize it into ten times the categories, to allow for sufficient freedom for the binning algorithm while avoiding overfitting.
Practical Context Awareness: Measuring and Utilizing the Context Dependency of Mobile Usage
This method is referred to as autodepth. The constant m is the minimum number of training samples deemed sufficient for an accurate a posteriori probability calculation. We set m to 10, based on the findings in Section 4.1.
Practical Context Awareness: Measuring and Utilizing the Context Dependency of Mobile Usage
Furthermore, we can provide another sufficient condition with the following Lemma.
Inequality for Variance of Weighted Sum of Correlated Random Variables
This constitutes an entirely new research problem that is not yet sufficiently addressed by the computing or cognitive sciences.
Consequently, current regulatory regimes may not be sufficient to prevent these problems from occurring.
As approaches and the series for log ̂ ( ) approaches divergence and (2.16) less accurate, its sum becomes large and negative, so ̂ ( ) become negligibly small. Therefore, a few terms of the series remain sufficient to give accurate results in (6.8) and (6.9).
Application of an accurate remainder term in the calculation of Residue Class Distributions
Convergence of (9.2) can be checked for each calculation: for all calculations here 8 terms were sufficient (with for determined by 2 or 3 terms of (6.2)).
Application of an accurate remainder term in the calculation of Residue Class Distributions