the fact or quality of applying to a certain situation or range of situations; relevance, appropriateness, or usefulness: Each clinician should evaluate the applicability of these guidelines to their own practice and patients.
- Rarely ap·pli·ca·ble·ness [uh-plik-uh-buhl-nis] /əˌplɪk əˈbəl nɪs/ .
- non·ap·pli·ca·bil·i·ty, noun
- un·ap·pli·ca·bil·i·ty, noun
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How to use applicability in a sentence
The league informed teams in a memo from Commissioner Roger Goodell that, beginning Saturday, it is implementing additional measures by making its intensive protocols applicable to all teams at all times.NFL toughens its coronavirus protocols as several Raiders players are placed in quarantine | Mark Maske | November 18, 2020 | Washington Post
Anyone who wishes to vote before Election Day must now vote in person at the voter registration office or, if applicable, a satellite office.Maryland, D.C., Fairfax officials urge voters to avoid mailing ballots, use drop boxes instead | Erin Cox, Michael Brice-Saddler, Antonio Olivo | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
In a blog post, Microsoft says it believes it is complying with all applicable laws.Labor Department probes Microsoft's diversity policy | Ina Fried | October 6, 2020 | Axios
This is not really applicable for people who want to vote by mail, and a same-day system does require more resources, as states need even more clerks or poll workers to help with the process.How to fix America’s voter registration system so more people can vote | Jen Kirby | October 6, 2020 | Vox
There’s no one approach that will be applicable to all people or all uses.Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Knife | Wes Siler | September 3, 2020 | Outside Online
This unfortunately does present some questions of the applicability of the studies 20 years later.
In fact, if the calculations the Sims citizens are making were even more complex, the game could have real-world applicability.SimCity Is Smarter Than You (Even If You’re an Urban Planner) | Josh Dzieza | February 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The first and supreme test is the applicability of such a plan.
Ironically, Zionists themselves provide the strongest support for the applicability of the Apartheid designation for Israel.
The applicability of these remarks to the special case under consideration, cannot admit of question.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John Stuart Mill
It is manifest, of course, that no plan of procedure can be expected to cover all cases or to be of universal applicability.Church Cooperation in Community Life | Paul L. Vogt
Probably Mr. Oliphant is interested in the work, and will find his experience in the West not without applicability in the East.George Eliot's Life, Vol. III (of 3) | George Eliot
Other exceptions to the applicability of this percentage system deserve mention, although they are of relative unimportance.Railroads: Rates and Regulations | William Z. Ripley
But without indulging in unchivalrous reflections we may draw certain morals from it of both immediate and ultimate applicability.The Soul of the Far East | Percival Lowell