# be+sufficient

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**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… …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… …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… …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… …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… …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… …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… …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… …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… …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? …