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.

Nearby words

  1. appleton, sir edward victor,
  2. appley,
  3. appliance,
  4. appliance garage,
  5. applicability,
  6. applicant,
  7. application,
  8. application program,
  9. applications package,
  10. applicative

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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British Dictionary definitions for applicably

applicable

/ (ˈæplɪkəbəl, əˈplɪkə-) /

adjective

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

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Word Origin and History for applicably

applicable

adj.

1560s, "pliable," with -able + Latin applicare (see apply). Meaning "capable of being applied" is from 1650s; earlier in this sense was appliable (mid-15c.).

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