1 (sometimes followed by `to') meeting the requirements especially of a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job" [ant: inadequate]
2 enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough" [syn: decent, enough]
PronunciationIPA: WEAE /ˈæd.ʌ.kwɪt/
- Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition lawfully and physically sufficient.
- All day, as I drove upon my round, I turned over the case in my mind and found no explanation which appeared to me to be adequate. —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Adventure of the Empty House
- Danish: tilstrækklig
- Dutch: adequaat
- French: adéquat
- German: angemessen, adäquat
- Korean: 충분한 choong-boon-hahn
- Vietnamese: đủ, đầy đủ
- Turkish: yeterli, uygun
- Polish: adekwatny, odpowiedni
- Dutch: voldoende, deugdelijk
- Czech: vhodný, odpovídající, adekvátní
- Italian: adeguato
- Portuguese: adequado
- Swedish: adekvat, tillämplig
Adaptation may refer to
- Adaptation, an anatomical structure, physiological process or behavioral trait that has evolved.
- Cellular adaptation, the changes made by a cell in response to changes in its environment.
adaptation, the ability of neural systems to change their
response behaviour depending on the recent stimulus history.
- Adaptation (eye), ability of the eye to adjust to various levels of darkness and light.
- Adapted process, a type of stochastic process.
- Adapting to change (e.g. adaptation to global warming), contrast with mitigation.
- Film adaptation, whose theme, story, or structure is based on another (usually literary) work.
- Literary adaptation, wherein the central elements of a film or other visual medium are adapted into a novel, novella, or comic book.
- Theatrical adaptation, wherein the central elements of a story, either from another play or from another medium, are adapted for the stage.
- Adaptation., 2002 film starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep, directed by Spike Jonze
adequate in German: Anpassung
adequate in Spanish: Adaptación
adequate in French: Adaptation
adequate in Galician: Adaptación
adequate in Polish: Adaptacja
adequate in Portuguese: Adaptação
adequate in Russian: Адаптация
adequate in Slovak: Adaptácia
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