Applicability



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

The first and supreme test is the applicability of such a plan.
Meretz Has Low Expectations For Lofty Goals Emily L. Hauser December 25, 2012

This unfortunately does present some questions of the applicability of the studies 20 years later.
David’s Bookclub: Private Guns, Public Health David Frum March 30, 2013

Ironically, Zionists themselves provide the strongest support for the applicability of the Apartheid designation for Israel.
This Duck Is an Apartheid Duck Yousef Munayyer March 21, 2012

Historical Examples

I do not deny the truth of this theory: I simply deny its applicability to the present phase of the world.
Unto This Last and Other Essays on Political Economy John Ruskin

This was the applicability of linen rags to the manufacture of paper.
The Eighteen Christian Centuries James White

This is but one of many passages in Spinoza that startle the reader with their present applicability and value.
Philosophy and The Social Problem Will Durant

It was hardly that, though that had an element of applicability in it.
The Great Miss Driver Anthony Hope

Beyond making possible a distinction between appearance and reality, they have no applicability in the metaphysical sphere.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

She was seized with doubt as to the applicability of the text, and hesitated.
Frulein Schmidt and Mr. Anstruther Elizabeth von Arnim

The decision rested upon the peculiar phraseology of several Acts of Parliament, and the point decided has no applicability here.
An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony Anonymous

adjective
being appropriate or relevant; able to be applied; fitting
n.

1650s, from applicable + -ity.
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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    or capable of being ; relevant; suitable; appropriate: an applicable rule; a solution that is applicable to the problem. adjective being appropriate or relevant; able to be applied; fitting 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.).

  • Applicably

    or capable of being ; relevant; suitable; appropriate: an applicable rule; a solution that is applicable to the problem. adjective being appropriate or relevant; able to be applied; fitting 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.).



  • Applicand.

    applicand. Latin applicandus (to be applied)

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    a person who for or requests something; a candidate: an applicant for a position. Contemporary Examples If the visa is rejected without explanation, the applicant is on the list. Exclusive: Putin Imposes Secret Sanctions on Pro-Gay Obama Campaign Donors Josh Rogin May 1, 2014 But the agency is obligated under the law to inquire about […]



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