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applicable

Syllabification: ap·pli·ca·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈapləkəb(ə)l
 
, əˈplikəb(ə)l
 
/

Definition of applicable in English:

adjective

Relevant or appropriate: the same considerations are equally applicable to accident claims
More example sentences
  • Thus the principle is applicable to any relevant amendment whatever its cause.
  • There is little room for dispute between the parties over the principles of law applicable to a claim such as this.
  • This fact is applicable to all strata of society, but is more visible in the lower sections.
Synonyms
relevant, appropriate, pertinent, appurtenant, apposite, germane, material, significant, related, connected;
fitting, suitable, apt, befitting, useful, helpful

Origin

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

Derivatives

applicability

1
Pronunciation: /ˌaplikəˈbilitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

applicably

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

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