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- adjective Capable of being applied; relevant or appropriate.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Capable of being applied; fit to be applied; having relevance; suitable; appropriate; pertinent: as, this observation is applicable to the case under consideration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Capable of being applied; fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance.
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Suitablefor application; relevant.
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- adjective capable of being applied; having relevance
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"Banal" was not a term applicable to someone unable to recognize his limitless moral depravity.
Anything but Banal David Pryce-Jones 2011
It is simply that the term applicable to a woman is not applicable to a man.
Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic Sidney Lewis Gulick 1902
It is merely the term applicable where any series of phenomena is seen invariably to occur in certain given circumstances, or in certain given conditions.
I have no doubt that Cameron's shorthand is not an admission that he believes marriage is a term applicable to any relationship other than that between a man and a woman.
On the off-chance that they actually might find some medical basis for the term, it seems only fair that there be devised a term applicable to males exhibiting roughly-comparable symptoms, with the same suggestion of reproductive-system origin.
Maleh_, and _Seba Baharet_: the former does not apply particularly to the Mediterranean, but _is a term applicable to any sea or ocean that is salt_ (as all seas and oceans assuredly are); the latter term signifies literally, the Seven Seas or Waters: neither is this
An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa Abd Salam Shabeeny
_Studiren_ is a term applicable only to a more mature kind of mental work.
Switzerland, Holland, and the Rhenish Confederation, formed the foundation of the Continental System, a term applicable to the sum total of the measures that aimed at ruining England by excluding her goods from the Continent.
The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 2 of 2) John Holland Rose 1898
In this sense there may be such a thing as perfectibility in works of fiction, notwithstanding the concession often made by the advocates of human improvement, that perfectibility is a term applicable only to science.
Hailing the movement as fraught with important improvements, he produced his Panopticon, which he described as applicable to all houses of industry, and wherever inspection is constantly required.
The History of Tasmania , Volume II John West 1840