Applicable



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

But that crime should be applicable only to conduct that occurs after the new law is enacted.
The Fallacy of ‘Fraud’ Alan M. Dershowitz April 16, 2010

Libertarian political principles must be applicable to practical politics or what are political principals for?
My Coffee Klatch With Rand Paul P. J. O’Rourke September 26, 2014

“Kentucky Opportunity Coalition understands the applicable reporting regulations,” group treasurer Caleb Crosby wrote.
Mystery Man Buys Kentucky for the GOP Center for Public Integrity October 28, 2014

Sweepstakes is void where prohibited and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
The Orbitz Business Travel Survey Sweepstakes December 13, 2012

applicable LAWS AND JURISDICTION: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
The Daily Beast Company LLC The New Alphas Sweepstakes Official Rules December 8, 2014

Historical Examples

“But it is not safe to infer that the results of experiments on animals will be applicable to human beings,” I said.
Meccania Owen Gregory

Micheals was certain that there were times when fighting fire with fire was not applicable.
The Leech Phillips Barbee

The above method of artificial respiration is also applicable in cases of electric shock, suffocation by gas and smoke.
Manual of Military Training James A. Moss

What applies to physical disease is just as applicable to mental disease.
The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks

The Convention of Geneva is applicable to the sick and wounded interned on neutral territory.
International Law George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker

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.).

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    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 […]

  • Applicableness

    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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