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ap·pli·ca·ble

 (ăp′lĭ-kə-bəl, ə-plĭk′ə-)
adj.
Capable of being applied; relevant or appropriate: a rule not applicable in all cases; added the applicable sales tax.

ap′pli·ca·bil′i·ty n.
ap′pli·ca·bly adv.

applicable

(ˈæplɪkəbəl; əˈplɪkə-)
adj
being appropriate or relevant; able to be applied; fitting
ˌapplicaˈbility, ˈapplicableness n
ˈapplicably adv

ap•pli•ca•ble

(ˈæp lɪ kə bəl, əˈplɪk ə-)

adj.
relevant; suitable; appropriate: a solution applicable to the problem.
[1650–60]
ap`pli•ca•bil′i•ty, ap′pli•ca•ble•ness, n.
ap′pli•ca•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.applicable - capable of being applied; having relevance; "gave applicable examples to support her argument"
relevant - having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue; "the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research"

applicable

adjective appropriate, fitting, fit, suited, useful, suitable, relevant, to the point, apt, pertinent, befitting, apposite, apropos, germane, to the purpose What is reasonable for one family is not applicable for another.
wrong, irrelevant, inappropriate, unsuitable, inapplicable

applicable

adjective
Related to the matter at hand:
Idiom: to the point.
Translations
قابِل لِلتَّطْبيق
použitelnývhodný
gyldig
alkalmazható
viîeigandi, sem hægt er aî beita

applicable

[əˈplɪkəbl] ADJaplicable, pertinente (to a) delete what is not applicabletáchese lo que no proceda
this law is also applicable to foreignersesta ley es aplicable or se refiere también a los extranjeros
a rule applicable to alluna regla que se extiende a todos

applicable

[əˈplɪkəbəl] adj
(= relevant) → applicable
to be applicable to sth → valoir pour qch
if applicable → le cas échéant
where applicable → éventuellement
(= in force) [law, rule] → en vigueur
The law is applicable from January → La loi entre en vigueur au mois de janvier.

applicable

adjanwendbar (→ to auf +acc); (on forms) → zutreffend (to für); that isn’t applicable to youdas trifft auf Sie nicht zu, das gilt nicht für Sie; not applicable (on forms) → entfällt, nicht zutreffend

applicable

[əˈplɪkəbl] adjapplicabile
the law is applicable from January → la legge entrerà in vigore in gennaio
to be applicable to → essere valido/a per

apply

(əˈplai) verb
1. (with to) to put (something) on or against something else. to apply ointment to a cut.
2. (with to) to use (something) for some purpose. He applied his wits to planning their escape.
3. (with for) to ask for (something) formally. You could apply (to the manager) for a job.
4. (with to) to concern. This rule does not apply to him.
5. to be in force. The rule doesn't apply at weekends.
apˈpliance (əˈplai-) noun
an instrument or tool used for a particular job. washing-machines and other electrical appliances.
ˈapplicable (ˈӕpli-) adjective
This rule is not applicable (to me) any longer.
ˌapplicaˈbility noun
ˈapplicant (ˈӕpli-) noun
a person who applies (for a job etc). There were two hundred applicants for the job.
ˌappliˈcation (ӕpli-) noun
1. a formal request; an act of applying. several applications for the new job; The syllabus can be obtained on application to the headmaster.
2. hard work. He has got a good job through sheer application.
3. an ointment etc applied to a cut, wound etc.
apply oneself/one's mind (with to)
to give one's full attention or energy (to a task etc). If he would apply himself he could pass his exams.

applicable

a. aplicable, adecuado-a, apropiado-a para utilizarse.
References in classic literature ?
as they all sat together in her sunny room, the babies kicking and crowing on the floor, mother and sisters working near, and father reading, in his pleasant voice, from the wise old books which seemed rich in good and comfortable words, as applicable now as when written centuries ago, a little chapel, where a paternal priest taught his flock the hard lessons all must learn, trying to show them that hope can comfort love, and faith make resignation possible.
After he had sufficiently extolled the property of discretion, he undertook to exhibit in what manner its use was applicable to the present situation of their tribe.
Thus the most vexatious and violent disputes would often arise between the fishermen, were there not some written or unwritten, universal, undisputed law applicable to all cases.
What I have applied to language, is still more justly applicable to sentiments and manners.
The theory of Free Trade is only applicable to systems of exchange, not to systems of spoliation.
But how far this might be applicable to our courts, and favourites, and ministers of state, my master said I could best determine.
The system of rates was turned upside down; the flat rate, which can be profitably permitted in small cities only, was put in force in the large cities, and the message rate, which is applicable only to large cities, was put in force in small places.
But no organic law can ever be framed with a provision specifically applicable to every question which may occur in practical administration.
But I had no intention on that account of attempting to master all the particular sciences commonly denominated mathematics: but observing that, however different their objects, they all agree in considering only the various relations or proportions subsisting among those objects, I thought it best for my purpose to consider these proportions in the most general form possible, without referring them to any objects in particular, except such as would most facilitate the knowledge of them, and without by any means restricting them to these, that afterwards I might thus be the better able to apply them to every other class of objects to which they are legitimately applicable.
Whoever considers the populousness and strength of several of these States singly at the present juncture, and looks forward to what they will become, even at the distance of half a century, will at once dismiss as idle and visionary any scheme which aims at regulating their movements by laws to operate upon them in their collective capacities, and to be executed by a coercion applicable to them in the same capacities.
Under the confusion of names, it has been an easy task to transfer to a republic observations applicable to a democracy only; and among others, the observation that it can never be established but among a small number of people, living within a small compass of territory.
Nevertheless in the most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable.