[ap-li-kuh-buh l, uh-plik-uh-] /ˈæp lɪ kə bəl, əˈplɪk ə-/
or capable of being ; relevant; suitable; appropriate:
an applicable rule; a solution that is applicable to the problem.
being appropriate or relevant; able to be applied; fitting
1560s, “pliable,” with -able + Latin applicare (see apply). Meaning “capable of being applied” is from 1650s; earlier in this sense was appliable (mid-15c.).
[ap-li-key-shuh n] /ˌæp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of putting to a special use or purpose: the application of common sense to a problem. 2. the special use or purpose to which something is put: a technology having numerous applications never thought of by its inventors. 3. the quality of being usable for a […]
[ap-ri-hen-shuh n] /ˌæp rɪˈhɛn ʃən/ noun 1. anticipation of adversity or misfortune; suspicion or fear of future trouble or evil. 2. the faculty or act of or understanding; perception on a direct and immediate level. 3. acceptance of or receptivity to information without passing judgment on its validity, often without complete comprehension. 4. a view, […]
[uh-kwat-ik, uh-kwot-] /əˈkwæt ɪk, əˈkwɒt-/ adjective 1. of, in, or pertaining to water. 2. living or growing in water: aquatic plant life. 3. taking place or practiced on or in water: aquatic sports. noun 4. an aquatic plant or animal. 5. aquatics, sports practiced on or in water. /əˈkwætɪk; əˈkwɒt-/ adjective 1. growing, living, or […]
[ahr-bi-trer-ee] /ˈɑr bɪˌtrɛr i/ adjective 1. subject to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one’s discretion: an arbitrary decision. 2. decided by a judge or arbiter rather than by a law or statute. 3. having unlimited power; uncontrolled or unrestricted by law; despotic; tyrannical: an arbitrary government. 4. capricious; unreasonable; unsupported: an […]