adjective \ˈa-pli-kə-bəl also ə-ˈpli-kə-\

: able to be applied or used in a particular situation

Full Definition of APPLICABLE

:  capable of or suitable for being applied :  appropriate <statutes applicable to the case>
ap·pli·ca·bil·i·ty \ˌa-pli-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē also ə-ˌpli-kə-\ noun

Examples of APPLICABLE

  1. Businesses must comply with all applicable laws.
  2. <is that information applicable in this case?>

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