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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sufficiency  \Suf*fi"cien*cy\,  n.  [L.  sufficientia:  cf  F. 
  suffisance.  See  {Suffice}.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  sufficient,  or  adequate  to 
  the  end  proposed;  adequacy. 
  His  sufficiency  is  such  that  he  bestows  and 
  possesses,  his  plenty  being  unexhausted.  --Boyle. 
  2.  Qualification  for  any  purpose;  ability;  capacity. 
  A  substitute  or  most  allowed  sufficiency.  --Shak. 
  I  am  not  so  confident  of  my  own  sufficiency  as  not 
  willingly  to  admit  the  counsel  of  others  --Eikon 
  3.  Adequate  substance  or  means  competence.  ``An  elegant 
  sufficiency.''  --Thomson. 
  4.  Supply  equal  to  wants  ample  stock  or  fund. 
  5.  Conceit;  self-confidence;  self-sufficiency. 
  Sufficiency  is  a  compound  of  vanity  and  ignorance. 
  --Sir  W. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  quantity  that  is  large  enough  to  achieve  a  purpose  or 
  satisfy  a  desire;  "enough  is  as  good  as  a  feast";  "there 
  is  more  than  a  sufficiency  of  lawyers  in  this  country" 
  [syn:  {enough}] 
  2:  a  quantity  or  number  sufficient  for  a  purpose  [syn:  {adequacy}] 
  [ant:  {insufficiency},  {insufficiency}] 

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