I am reading the book Artificial Intelligence (A modern approach) by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig. While reading the book, I saw the below sentence in the book.

The Turing Test, proposed by Alan Turing (1950), was designed to provide a satisfactory operational definition of intelligence.

Now the question is, what does the writer mean by saying satisfactory definition? Does it have a special mathematical meaning (like as we say in some problems: f(x) satisfies some conditions)? or does the satisfactory adjective just mean good enough (as stated in Longman dictionary)?

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    $\begingroup$ It’s a nontechnical term. $\endgroup$ – Yuval Filmus May 9 at 6:02

It means nothing in particular. You can read it as "good enough". It is not encoding some specific technical meaning.


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