not applicable; unsuitable.

Origin of inapplicable

First recorded in 1650–60; in-3 + applicable
Related formsin·ap·pli·ca·bil·i·ty, in·ap·pli·ca·ble·ness, nounin·ap·pli·ca·bly, adverb

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not applicable or suitable; irrelevant
Derived Formsinapplicability or inapplicableness, nouninapplicably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inapplicable

1650s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + applicable. Related: Inapplicably; inapplicability.

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