Definition of 'sufficient'
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But certainly sufficient to close off a cycle lane. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We had sufficient resources and there was no impact on policing elsewhere. The Sun (2013)It will not take effect unless a sufficient number of investors vote in favour. The Sun (2013)This alone is a sufficient reason for deleting old records of minor offences. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is that they do not produce cars of sufficient quality at a competitive price. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We accepted this reduced payout as it was sufficient for our purposes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But such economies will not be sufficient to meet this gargantuan challenge. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We did not feel confident we had sufficient resources or ability to grow at that speed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One would be to show that sufficient evidence in fact is available. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)The gardens are sufficient reason for buying the house. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Half an hour a day of this is sufficient to produce measurable benefits. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)The main challenge is summoning sufficient stamina and resources to last the course. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is let to my company and the rent is sufficient to cover the mortgage and other costs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The energy from such intense noise fields was found sufficient to cause fatigue damage within a few hours. Plane Speaking - a personal view of aviation history (1991)The bodyguard now had to find a sufficient number of taxis to enable the guests to go shopping. The Bullet Catchers (1989)In the background is renewed anxiety over whether there will be sufficient resources to meet energy requirements in decades ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Wise use of the day off is one of the easiest ways to acquire a quantity of time sufficient for quality moments. Christianity Today (2000)Random genetic variations plus Darwinian selection were shown to be sufficient causes of biological evolution. Infinite in All Directions (1989)If you do so suddenly enough and in sufficient quantity, the value of the currency collapses. THE AGE OF CONSENT (2003)You have to repay the mortgage but hopefully the returns you receive from investing the money will be sufficient to cover the costs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We know by now that elections are a necessary but certainly not sufficient condition for producing free, stable societies. Times, Sunday Times (2006)With a 100 million incentive package dangling before them, the new management team certainly have sufficient carrots. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With this sum they have to provide clothes and (it) is sufficient for this purpose and something more. Scottish Voices 1745-1960 (1990)
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Translations for 'sufficient'
British English: sufficient ADJECTIVE
If something is sufficient for a particular purpose, there is enough of it for the purpose.
This piece of fabric is sufficient to cover the box.
Definition of sufficient from the Collins English Dictionary
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