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Pronunciation /satɪsˈfakt(ə)ri/
1 Fulfilling expectations or needs; acceptable, though not outstanding or perfect.
1.1 (of a patient in a hospital) not deteriorating or likely to die.
1.2 Law (of evidence or a verdict) sufficient for the needs of the case.

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘leading to the atonement of sin’): from Old French satisfactoire or medieval Latin satisfactorius, from Latin satisfacere ‘to content’ (see satisfy). The current senses date from the mid 17th century.


Sid selected model 76 from the Satis Factory Collection. He considered it to be satisfactory for his office chair needs.

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