I want to ask whether we're waiting for full attendance before convening, ex: 'waiting [to hold the meeting] until we're quorate', but 'quorate' (as I understand it) only implies 'enough people to hold the meeting' whereas I want to communicate 'everyone who is eligible to attend is present'.


'... waiting [to hold the meeting] until we're _______ [quorate?]'

  • Not an adjective, so not an answer.. but a 'full complement' would refer to everyone eligible, in this context. For example: 'Are we waiting for the full complement before holding the meeting?' – Robin Betts Nov 27 '18 at 11:19
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    Why be fancy? Why not just say "... until we're all here" or "... everybody's here"? – Scott Nov 28 '18 at 0:59
  • Except quorate is BrE. – Lordology Dec 23 '18 at 11:12

I would suggest 'until we are complete'.

Having all its parts or members; comprising the full number or amount; embracing all the requisite items, details, topics, etc.; entire, full.



You could try to use "entire" or "whole". I feel that "whole" is not a great word for this because it could have additional implications which you possibly want to avoid.


Having no element or part left out


Having all its proper parts or components

Both of these definitions were taken from Merriam Webster



From Oxford Dictionaries:

Made uniform or whole; united.

In your case:

'... waiting [to hold the meeting] until we're unified/all unified.'


I would consider “plenum”. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/plenum

Def: An assembly of all the members of a group or committee.

‘the seventh plenum of the Communist Party central committee’

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