from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. That can be applied; relevant or appropriate: a rule not applicable in all cases; added the applicable sales tax.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Suitable for application; relevant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being applied; fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being applied; fit to be applied; having relevance; suitable; appropriate; pertinent: as, this observation is applicable to the case under consideration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being applied; having relevance


From Medieval Latin applicabilis. (Wiktionary)



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