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


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

Origin of applicable

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

OTHER WORDS FROM applicable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for applicable

/ (ˈæplɪkəbəl, əˈplɪkə-) /


being appropriate or relevant; able to be applied; fitting

Derived forms of applicable

applicability or applicableness, nounapplicably, adverb
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