[[t]æ̱plɪkəb(ə)l, əplɪ̱kə-[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ to n
Something that is applicable to a particular situation is relevant to it or can be applied to it.

What is a reasonable standard for one family is not applicable for another...

It should include a review of energy usage and, where applicable, the production and disposal of waste.

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applicability [[t]əplɪ̱kəbɪ̱ləti[/t]] N-UNCOUNT oft N of n

Piaget himself wrote relatively little about the applicability of his theories to education.

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  • applicable — [ aplikabl ] adj. • appliquable 1282; de appliquer ♦ Qui est susceptible d être appliqué. 1 ♦ Qu on peut appliquer (à qqch., qqn). « il n est méthode ni théorie qui soit applicable indifféremment à chacun » (A. Gide). Absolt (Dr.) Susceptible d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • applicable — UK US /əˈplɪkəbl/ adjective ► affecting or relating to someone or something: »The company will help with moving expenses where applicable. applicable to sth/sb »This part of the law is only applicable to companies employing more than five people …   Financial and business terms

  • applicable — I adjective a propos, acceptable, adaptable, adapted to, appertaining, appliable, appropriate, apt, befit, befitting, belonging, fit, fitting, germane, pertinent, proper, relevant, right, sortable, suitable, to the point, usable, useful,… …   Law dictionary

  • applicable — APPLICABLE. adj. des 2 genres. Destiné, propre à être appliqué à certain usage. Il fut condamné à cent écus d amende, applicables à la nourriture des pauvres. Applicable à l Hôtel Dieu. Ce passage n est point applicable au sujet dont il s agit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • applicable — Applicable. adj. de tout genre. Qui doit estre appliqué à certain usage. Il ne se dit guere que des amendes. Il fut condamné à cent escus d amende, applicable à la nourriture des pauvres. applicable à l Hostel Dieu …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Applicable — Ap pli*ca*ble, a. [Cf. F. aplicable, fr. L. applicare. See {Apply}.] Capable of being applied; fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance; as, this observation is applicable to the case under consideration. {Ap pli*ca*ble*ness}, n. {Ap… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • applicable — (adj.) 1560s, pliable, with ABLE (Cf. able) + L. applicare (see APPLY (Cf. apply)). Meaning capable of being applied is from 1650s; earlier in this sense was appliable (mid 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • applicable — *relevant, pertinent, apposite, apropos, germane, material Analogous words: *fit, suitable, appropriate, apt, felicitous, happy, meet, fitting, proper Antonyms: inapplicable Contrasted words: *impertinent: inept, *awkward …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • applicable — [adj] appropriate applicative, applicatory, apposite, apropos, apt, associable, befitting, felicitous, fit, fitting, germane, kosher, legit*, material, on target*, on the button*, on the nose*, pertinent, relevant, right on*, suitable, suited,… …   New thesaurus

  • applicable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relevant or appropriate. DERIVATIVES applicability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • applicable — [ap′li kə bəl, ə plik′əbəl] adj. [ML applicabilis: see APPLY & ABLE] that can be applied; appropriate SYN. RELEVANT applicability [ap′li kəbil′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

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