satisfactory

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satisfactory

Pronunciation /satɪsˈfakt(ə)ri/
adjective
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.

Origin
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.

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

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