Adjective "applicable" definition and examples

(Applicable may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Relevant or appropriate.
  1. 'It would seem that it has become a catch-all excuse and is employed even when not applicable.'
  2. 'Now for any theory to be generally acceptable, it must surely be universally applicable.'
  3. 'Our own answer must be a universal one, applicable in principle to all comparable cases.'
  4. 'It is accepted that this issue must be determined by the applicable law.'
  5. 'The crane was not thoroughly examined prior to assembly as required by the applicable regulations.'
  6. 'Many of the issues discussed are applicable to transfers within hospitals.'
  7. 'Are such agreements no longer applicable when money is there to be made?'
  8. 'Many claim that these verses are cultural and are therefore not applicable to our society.'
  9. 'I love this idea, and think it is applicable to far more than thinking about theology.'
  10. 'This fact is applicable to all strata of society, but is more visible in the lower sections.'

More definitions

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

More examples(as adjective)

"offers can be applicable for holidays."

"loads can be applicable for purchases."

"rates can be applicable to fuels."

"laws can be applicable to organizations."

"interfaces can be applicable in things."

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Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘compliant’): from Old French, or from medieval Latin applicabilis, from the verb applicare (see apply).