Origin of applicableMedieval Latin applicabilis: see apply and -able
The definition of applicable is something that is appropriate or relevant.
An example of something that is applicable to everyone is the speed limit.
Capable of being applied; relevant or appropriate: a rule not applicable in all cases; added the applicable sales tax.
(comparative more applicable, superlative most applicable)
From Old French applicable, from Medieval Latin applicabilis.
- It only remains here to refer to those applicable to leases to farm.
- A much easier method, applicable to glass originals, is that of photographic reproduction by contact printing.
- The law is defective and unfair in its incidence, and it is not applicable to foreigners.
- This is the cheapest of the three caving systems, but is applicable only when the deposit lies between walls of very solid rock, as otherwise wall rock is liable to cave with and become mixed with ore, which adds greatly to the expense of handling.
- Du Bois believes this to be an important general law, applicable to the case of every paramagnetic substance, and suggests that the product KB should be known as " Curie's constant " for the substance.