Definition of applicable in English:


Syllabification: ap·pli·ca·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈaplikəbəl, əˈplik-




Pronunciation: /ˌaplikəˈbilitē/
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  • In both instances, the legal arguments raged on the applicability of international humanitarian conventions.
  • We must be confident of usefulness and applicability of the results, but a rigorous mathematical proof is unlikely to be required.
  • In the Humanities we have to try to prove the validity and the applicability of the seemingly esoteric work we do.


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  • It is also necessary to take a close look at the experience of other States as well, which are far advanced in reforming their armies applicably to missions to be tackled in local wars and armed conflicts.
  • Each state selectable by the input variables in control unit 11 is applicably assigned an identifier.
  • Like her, Lisa is easily and applicably described as a singer's singer, though she has begun to work on her own compositions as well.


mid 16th century (in the sense 'compliant'): from Old French, or from medieval Latin applicabilis, from the verb applicare (see apply).

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