- The definition of applicable is something that is appropriate or relevant.
An example of something that is applicable to everyone is the speed limit.
applicable definition by Webster's New World
that can be applied; appropriate
Origin: Midieval Latin applicabilis: see apply and amp; -able
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- applicability noun
applicable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
That can be applied; relevant or appropriate: a rule not applicable in all cases; added the applicable sales tax.
- apˌpli·ca·bilˈi·ty noun
- apˈpli·ca·bly adverb