Latin applicātus, past participle of applicāre "to bring into contact (with), situate near, bring to bear (on)" + -ive — more at apply
1607, in the meaning defined at sense 2
application-specific integrated circuit
“Applicative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/applicative. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.
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