inapplicable

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adjective in·ap·pli·ca·ble \(ˌ)i-ˈna-pli-kə-bəl also ˌi-nə-ˈpli-kə-\

Definition of inapplicable

  1. :  not applicable :  irrelevant

inapplicability

play \(ˌ)i-ˌna-pli-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē also ˌi-nə-ˌpli-kə-\ noun

inapplicably

play \(ˌ)i-ˈna-pli-kə-blē also ˌi-nə-ˈpli-kə-\ adverb

Examples of inapplicable in a Sentence

  1. the judge refused to allow mention of the defendant's conviction for shoplifting, ruling that it was inapplicable to the case at hand

1656

First Known Use of inapplicable

1656


INAPPLICABLE Defined for English Language Learners

inapplicable

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adjective in·ap·pli·ca·ble \(ˌ)i-ˈna-pli-kə-bəl also ˌi-nə-ˈpli-kə-\

Definition of inapplicable for English Language Learners

  • : not able to be used in a particular situation : not applicable or relevant



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