applicative

[ ap-li-key-tiv, uh-plik-uh- ]
/ ˈæp lɪˌkeɪ tɪv, əˈplɪk ə- /

adjective

usable or capable of being used; practical; applicatory.

Nearby words

  1. applicable,
  2. applicant,
  3. application,
  4. application program,
  5. applications package,
  6. applicator,
  7. applicatory,
  8. applied,
  9. applied anatomy,
  10. applied kinematics

Origin of applicative

1630–40; applicate (now obsolete) to apply (see application) + -ive

Related formsap·pli·ca·tive·ly, adverbnon·ap·pli·ca·tive, adjectivepseu·do·ap·pli·ca·tive, adjectiveun·ap·pli·ca·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for applicative

applicative

/ (əˈplɪkətɪv) /

adjective

relevant or applicable
Derived Formsapplicatively, adverb

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