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Definition of "applicable" []

  • That can be applied; relevant or appropriate: a rule not applicable in all cases; added the applicable sales tax. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "applicable" in a sentence
  • ""Banal" was not a term applicable to someone unable to recognize his limitless moral depravity."
  • "It is simply that the term applicable to a woman is not applicable to a man."
  • "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."