What is a better word to describe "acceptable"?

For example, I want to say: "this result may well provide an acceptable measurement of health". I could use "good", "new",... but I want to express a humble idea of just creating a new variable that could be used widely later on in research...

Thanks in advance.



  1. Giving satisfaction

    "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"

  2. Meeting requirements

    "the step makes a satisfactory seat";

    • acceptable

-- WordWeb, satisfactory. See also WordWeb, acceptable

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