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 for adequacy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adequacy \Ad"e*qua*cy\, n. [See Adequate.]
     The state or quality of being adequate, proportionate, or
     sufficient; a sufficiency for a particular purpose; as, the
     adequacy of supply to the expenditure.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adequacy
      n 1: the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily:
           "he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental
           interpretation of the Golden Rule" [syn: adequacy,
           adequateness] [ant: inadequacy, inadequateness]
      2: the quality of being sufficient for the end in view; "he
         questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence" [syn:
         sufficiency, adequacy] [ant: deficiency, inadequacy,
         insufficiency]

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