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ˈæp lɪ kə bəl, əˈplɪk ə-ap·pli·ca·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. applicableadjective

    capable of being applied; having relevance

    "gave applicable examples to support her argument"

Wiktionary

  1. applicableadjective

    Suitable for application; relevant.

  2. Etymology: From applicabilis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Applicableadjective

    That which may be applied, as properly relating to something.

    Etymology: from apply.

    What he says of the portrait of any particular person is applicable to poetry. In the character, there is a better or worse likeness; the better is a panegyrick, and the worse a libel. John Dryden, Dufresnoy, Preface.

    It were happy for us, if this complaint were applicable only to the heathen world. John Rogers.

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. applicable

    Relevant.

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


    Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Ran Nussbaum:

    Nobody knows how they will be applicable in the real world.

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    I don't imagine that the degree of the draconian nature of what the Chinese did would ever be either feasible, applicable, doable or whatever you want to call it in the United States.

  3. The DOJ:

    Based on this evidence and the high burdens of the applicable federal laws, career prosecutors have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Tamir did not reach for his toy gun; thus, there is insufficient evidence to establish that Officer Loehmann acted unreasonably under the circumstances.

  4. Stuart Jones:

    The Treasury Department is imposing new sanctions on Iranian defense officials, an Iranian entity, and a China-based network that supplied missile-applicable items to a key Iranian defense entity.

  5. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Are there any Fair Trade Laws applicable in the exchange of 'An Eye for an Eye' and a 'Tooth for a Tooth'?

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