Definition of sufficiency noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səˈfɪʃnsi//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈfɪʃnsi//
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[singular] sufficiency (of something) (formal) an amount of something that is enough for a particular purpose a sufficiency of well-trained teachers Word Originlate 15th cent. (denoting sufficient means or wealth): from late Latin sufficientia, from the verb sufficere ‘put under, meet the need of’, from sub- ‘under’ + facere ‘make’.
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