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"satisfactory" in American English

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satisfactoryadjective

 us   /ˌsæt̬·əsˈfæk·tə·ri/
good or good enough, esp. for a ​particular need or ​purpose: We did not ​feel the ​response was satisfactory and ​asked for more ​information. Her ​progress so ​far has been satisfactory, and we ​expect a ​fullrecovery.
satisfactorily
adverb  us   /ˌsæt̬·əsˈfæk·tər·ə·li/
The ​heatingsystem is ​working satisfactorily now.
(Definition of satisfactory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"satisfactory" in British English

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satisfactoryadjective

uk   /ˌsæt.ɪsˈfæk.tər.i/  us   /ˌsæt̬.ɪˈsfæk.tɚ-/
B2 good or good enough for a ​particular need or ​purpose: The ​teachersseem to ​think his ​work is satisfactory. We ​hope very much to ​find a satisfactory ​solution to the ​problem. The ​outcome of the ​discussion was highly satisfactory (= very ​pleasing).

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satisfactorily
adverb uk   us   /-əl.i/
C1 I'm ​sure these ​problems can be satisfactorily ​resolved.
(Definition of satisfactory from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"satisfactory" in Business English

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satisfactoryadjective

uk   us   /ˌsætɪsˈfæktəri/
good or good enough for a particular need or ​purpose: a satisfactory ​outcome/​result/​solution a satisfactory ​performance/​progressdo a satisfactory job The ​task of the customer's ​representative is to get a satisfactory ​job done as ​economically as possible. The ​rulesallow for the ​development of ​televisionadvertising and ​sponsorship while ​providing a satisfactory ​level of ​consumerprotection.
(Definition of satisfactory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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