Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

adequate

adequate
Meaning(s)
1) just enough (of sth) for the task
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional MediumSocial
    • have/had/got an adequate amount of sth
  • Analysis
    Adequate is an adjective that means the minimum amount of something that's needed. It could be used to talk about physical resources: "We don't have an adequate amount of food and water for all of the families affected by the disaster." It can also be used to talk about intangible things like skills: "We need to ensure everyone has adequate knowledge to operate the machine safely." This is a word you will hear in mostly in formal and business contexts.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. They had adequate training to begin the job, but more training would mean they could work faster.
    2. The project had to be cancelled because there wasn't adequate funding to go ahead.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Do you think this much food will be adequate for the party or should I order more?
    2. I'd love to apply for the job but I am not convinced my experience is adequate.
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