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Sufficiency meaning

sufficiency - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The quality or state of being sufficient, or adequate to the end proposed; adequacy.
  2. 2. Qualification for any purpose; ability; capacity.
  3. 3. Adequate substance or means; competence.
  4. 4. Supply equal to wants; ample stock or fund.
  5. 5. Conceit; self- confidence; self- sufficiency.
  6. 6. State of being sufficient; competence.

sufficiency - examples of usage

  1. It is closely akin to pride and self- sufficiency. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  2. What a bad quarter of an hour that is before the meeting, when he has grave doubts as to the sufficiency of his income! - "John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1", William Powell Frith.
  3. The status of enemy personnel as to the sufficiency of numbers effectively to man all implements, as to training, morale, skill, stamina, and willingness to accept the supreme sacrifice, can seldom be accurately known. - "Sound Military Decision", U.s. Naval War College.
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