Definitions

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

  • adj. Not applicable: rules inapplicable to day students.

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  • adj. Not applicable; incapable of being applied; not adapted; not suitable; as, the argument is inapplicable to the case.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not applicable; incapable of being applied; not adapted; not suitable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not applicable; incapable of being or not proper to be applied; not suited or suitable; not fitting the case: as, the argument is inapplicable to the case.
  • Synonyms Unsuitable, inappropriate, inapposite, irrelevant.

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

  • adj. not capable of being applied

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Examples

  • Even in Christianity, beyond the priestly privilege which belongs to all believers, I object to the ministers of any denomination or church calling themselves or being called "priests;" and much more is the name inapplicable to the sramanas or bhikshus of

    A Record of Buddhistic kingdoms: being an account by the Chinese monk Fa-hsien of travels in India and Ceylon (A.D. 399-414) in search of the Buddhist books of discipline

  • "I had supposed the appellation inapplicable to a gentleman!" answered Sercombe, with entire coolness.

    What's Mine's Mine — Volume 2

  • Inseparable accidents are those which — although we know of no connection between them and the attributes constitutive of the species, and although, therefore, so far as we are aware, they might be absent without making the name inapplicable and the species a different species — are yet never in fact known to be absent.

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive

  • Inseparable accidents are those which — although we know of no connexion between them and the attributes constitutive of the species, and although, therefore, so far as we are aware, they might be absent without making the name inapplicable and the species a different species — are yet never in fact known to be absent.

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • Nor was the phrase inapplicable; for, in a letter, to which I have mislaid the reference, the Earl of Northumberland writes to the King and

    Marmion

  • “priests;” and much more is the name inapplicable to the sramanas or bhikshus of Buddhism which acknowledges no God in the universe, no soul in man, and has no services of sacrifice or prayer in its worship.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • Las Casas found this definition inapplicable to the Indians but fit for the Spaniards, who unleashed “massacres” against the harmless indigenes.

    Bloodlust

  • Bound and measure are terms inapplicable to the Divine sacrifice.

    The Reformed Evangelist

  • Some of the biz card is ridiculously 'inapplicable': imagine sticking one of those in your wallet =?

    The Linking Post

  • Ergo, your principle is either applicable but misstated, or else, if accurately-stated, inapplicable, meaning that your problem must be something else.

    Are Obama and McCain having a debate tonight?

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