Dictionary.com

applicable

[ ap-li-kuh-buhl, uh-plik-uh- ]
/ ˈæp lɪ kə bəl, əˈplɪk ə- /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: applicable / applicability on Thesaurus.com

adjective

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

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS

They're everywhere you turn, but can you identify the 10 types of nouns easily? This quiz will test your mettle against singular, plural, concrete, abstract, common, proper, collective, compound, countable, and uncountable nouns!
Question 1 of 7
Shoelaces, rainbow, toothpaste, and haircuts are all what type of noun?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for applicable

British Dictionary definitions for applicable

applicable
/ (ˈæplɪkəbəl, əˈplɪkə-) /

adjective

being appropriate or relevant; able to be applied; fitting

Derived forms of applicable

applicability or applicableness, nounapplicably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now