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applicable

[ ap-li-kuh-buhl, uh-plik-uh- ]
/ ˈæp lɪ kə bəl, əˈplɪk ə- /
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adjective

applying or capable of being applied; relevant; suitable; appropriate: an applicable rule; a solution that is applicable to the problem.

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RELATED WORDS

appropriateness, pertinence, relevancy, bearing, materiality, application, suitability

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Origin of applicable

1400–50; < Latin applic(āre) to apply + -able, or < Middle French applicable, Medieval Latin applicābilis; replacing late Middle English appliable
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applicable

/ (ˈæplɪkəbəl, əˈplɪkə-) /

adjective

being appropriate or relevant; able to be applied; fitting
Derived Formsapplicability or applicableness, nounapplicably, adverb
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