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adjective adequate pronunciation in American English /ˈædəkwət/
  1. 1
    good enough or large enough for a particular purpose
    The state has an adequate supply of trained teachers.
    adequate for: The house is perfectly adequate for just the two of us.
    adequate to do something: The existing law is adequate to deal with the problem.
  2. 2
    satisfactory, but not extremely good
    a merely adequate knowledge of the subject

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The program is adequately funded at this time.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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