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[ap-li-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, uh-plik-uh-]
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  1. fitted for application or use; practical.
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Origin of applicatory

1530–40; applicate (see applicative) + -ory1
Related formsap·pli·ca·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·ap·pli·ca·to·ry, adjective
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Related Words for applicatory

pertinent, suited, germane, consistent, applicable, related, compatible, admissible, important, significant, proper, suitable, relevant, apt, apropos, useful, accordant, allowable, apposite, becoming

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Historical Examples of applicatory

  • In the practical and applicatory parts of his discourse he was peculiarly striking.

    Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire

    Thomas Coleman

  • In this the function of conscience passes from its fundamental idea into the form of an applicatory judgment.

    Theoretical Ethics

    Milton Valentine

British Dictionary definitions for applicatory


  1. suitable for application
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