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  • 21 Sufficient statistic — In statistics, a sufficient statistic is a statistic which has the property of sufficiency with respect to a statistical model and its associated unknown parameter, meaning that no other statistic which can be calculated from the same sample… …

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  • 22 sufficient — 01. Two hours should be [sufficient] time to finish the work. 02. Mark hadn t [sufficiently] cleaned the carpet, so we could still see the wine stains. 03. I question the [sufficiency] of a single one quart bottle of water for a half day hike on… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 23 sufficient — adj. 1) sufficient for 2) sufficient unto oneself ( independent ) 3) sufficient to + inf. (it would have been sufficient to send a brief note) * * * [sə fɪʃ(ə)nt] sufficient for sufficient unto oneself ( independent ) sufficient to + inf. (it… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 24 sufficient — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin sufficient , sufficiens, from present participle of sufficere Date: 14th century 1. a. enough to meet the needs of a situation or a proposed end < sufficient provisions for a month > b. being a… …

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  • 25 sufficient — suf|fi|cient W2S2 [səˈfıʃənt] adj formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of sufficere; SUFFICE] as much as is needed for a particular purpose = ↑enough ≠ ↑insufficient ▪ We can only prosecute if there is sufficient… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26 sufficient — enough, sufficient, sufficiently 1. Enough functions as both an adjective and an adverb, whereas sufficient requires modification as sufficiently. As an adjective (or modifier), enough will normally serve, but sufficient is more idiomatic when a… …

    Modern English usage

  • 27 sufficient — suf|fi|cient [ sə fıʃnt ] adjective *** as much as is needed: ENOUGH: sufficient time/resources/information sufficient for: Bedside lighting alone is not sufficient for most bedrooms. sufficient to do something: There is now sufficient evidence… …

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  • 28 sufficient — [[t]səfɪ̱ʃ(ə)nt[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ: oft ADJ to inf, ADJ n to inf, ADJ for n If something is sufficient for a particular purpose, there is enough of it for the purpose. One metre of fabric is sufficient to cover the exterior of an 18 in diameter… …

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  • 29 sufficient */*/*/ — UK [səˈfɪʃ(ə)nt] / US adjective as much as is needed sufficient time/resources/information sufficient for: Bedside lighting alone is not sufficient for most bedrooms. sufficient to do something: There is now sufficient evidence to prove his… …

    English dictionary

  • 30 sufficient — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ consider sth, deem sth, regard sth as, see sth as ▪ Do you really regard that explanation as sufficient? …

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  • 31 sufficient — adjective formal as much as is needed for a particular purpose; enough: We can only prosecute if there is sufficient evidence. | sufficient to do sth: His income is sufficient to keep him comfortable. (+ for): There is sufficient food for… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 32 sufficient reason, principle of —    The principle of sufficient reason states that for every fact, event or state of affairs, there is a sufficient reason why that fact, event or state of affairs obtains. Leibniz viewed the principle as a first principle of reason, and it… …

    Christian Philosophy

  • 33 sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof — With allusion to MATTHEW vi. 34 (AV) Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. 1766 in L. H. Butterfield et al. Adams Family Correspondence (1963) I. 56 Sufficient to the Day is the Evil thereof. 1836 J. CARLYLE Letter 1 Apr. in Letters &… …

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  • 34 sufficient — adj. 1 sufficing, adequate, enough (is sufficient for a family; didn t have sufficient funds). 2 = SELF SUFFICIENT. 3 archaic competent; of adequate ability, resources, etc. Derivatives: sufficiently adv. Etymology: ME f. OF sufficient or L… …

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  • 35 Sufficient causes — A sufficient cause is a complete casual mechanism. It can be defined as a set of events that inevitably produce disease. This can be depicted by disease causal chain. In disease etiology, the completion of a sufficient cause may be considered… …

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  • 36 sufficient — sufficiently, adv. /seuh fish euhnt/, adj. 1. adequate for the purpose; enough: sufficient proof; sufficient protection. 2. Logic. (of a condition) such that its existence leads to the occurrence of a given event or the existence of a given thing …

    Universalium

  • 37 sufficient reason, principle of — ▪ philosophy       in the philosophy of the 17th and 18th century philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm), an explanation to account for the existence of certain monads despite their contingency. Having ascribed to… …

    Universalium

  • 38 sufficient — adjective /səˈfɪʃənt/ a) Equal to the end proposed; adequate to wants; enough; ample; competent; as, provision sufficient for the family; an army sufficient to defend the country. b) Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent… …

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  • 39 sufficient — Synonyms and related words: OK, acceptable, adequacy, adequate, admissible, agreeable, all right, ample, authoritative, barely sufficient, better than nothing, binding, cogent, comfortable, commensurable, commensurate, common, competence,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 40 sufficient*/*/ — [səˈfɪʃ(ə)nt] adj as much as is needed Syn: enough Ant: insufficient The wages were not sufficient for people to live on.[/ex] There is now sufficient evidence to prove his claims.[/ex] sufficiently adv …

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