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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
suf•fi•cient /səˈfɪʃənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. enough for what is needed:There are barely sufficient funds for the project.
suf•fi•cien•cy, n. [uncountable]
suf•fi•cient•ly, adv.: sufficiently informed about the issues.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
suf•fi•cient  (sə fishənt), 
adj. 
  1. adequate for the purpose;
    enough:sufficient proof; sufficient protection.
  2. Philosophy[Logic.](of a condition) such that its existence leads to the occurrence of a given event or the existence of a given thing. Cf.necessary (def. 4c).
  3. [Archaic.]competent.
Etymology:
  • Latin sufficient- (stem of sufficiēns), present participle of sufficere to suffice, equivalent. to suf- suf- + -fici-, present stem of -ficere, combining form of facere to make, do1 + -ent- -ent
  • Middle English 1350–1400
suf•ficient•ly, adv. 
1 . meager, scant, inadequate.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sufficient /səˈfɪʃənt/ adj
  1. enough to meet a need or purpose; adequate
  2. (of a condition) assuring the truth of a statement; requiring but not necessarily required by some other state of affairs
    Compare necessary
  3. archaic competent; capable
n
  1. a sufficient quantity
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin sufficiens supplying the needs of, from sufficere to suffice

sufˈficiently adv



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