Definition of applicable in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /əˈplɪkəb(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /ˈaplɪkəb(ə)l/


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.
relevant, appropriate, pertinent, apposite, germane, material, felicitous, significant, related, connected;
apropos of;
fitting, suitable, apt, befitting, to the point, to the purpose, useful, helpful, of use
formal ad rem, appurtenant



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.


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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ap¦plic|able

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.