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ˈæp lɪ kə bəl, əˈplɪk ə-Appli·ca·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. applicableadjective

    capable of being applied; having relevance

    "gave applicable examples to support her argument"


  1. applicableadjective

    Suitable for application; relevant.

    Etymology: From applicabilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Applicableadjective

    capable of being applied; fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance; as, this observation is applicable to the case under consideration

    Etymology: [Cf. F. aplicable, fr. L. applicare. See Apply.]

Editors Contribution

  1. applicable


    The maternity pay is applicable only to women who are pregnant.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020  

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Applicable' in Adjectives Frequency: #797

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Applicable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Applicable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Applicable in a Sentence

  1. Richard Neal:

    We're talking to counsel. But remember that ours is a policy issue at the federal level, so far, the attorneys have been pretty clear that they don't think that it's applicable in the manner currently being discussed, because we are basing our request on ... federal law.

  2. Major League Baseball:

    Preserving the safety of our on-field personnel and our fans is essential to us, we will continue to devote resources to emphasizing and enforcing the applicable laws and codes of conduct and providing an enjoyable experience at our ballparks.

  3. Dave Hollis:

    It's overwhelmingly applicable to today, but that's Steven Spielberg. He's able to do that with almost every single story.

  4. Christian Horner:

    I believe that discussions of other shareholding or change of shareholding... they’re not applicable at the moment, the focus is purely on finding a solution to our engine predicament, that we can move forward for next year and the future.

  5. Waco Police Sergeant Patrick Swanton:

    Yesterday's events was bad guys on bad guys. When our officers arrived, those bad guys turned their guns on our officers, some of those( charged) may have been witnesses, many of those are going to be individuals involved in the shooting, and criminal charges may be applicable for that.

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    the part played by a person in bringing about a result
    • A. aerial
    • B. integrity
    • C. contribution
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