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Adequate ( Latin adaequare , equalize) means in the general sense “appropriate”, “congruent”, “suitable”, “consistent”. The opposite of the term is “inadequate” (not covering, inappropriate).

“By adequate cause I understand a cause whose effect can be explained from this (one) cause alone. Inadequate cause or partial cause, on the other hand, I call a cause whose effect cannot be explained by this cause alone. "( Spinoza Ethica , Part 3, Definitions)
Spinoza defines an adequate idea as an idea that can be conceived without any relation to an object.

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