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 Dictionary entry overview: What does applicable mean? 

APPLICABLE (adjective)
  The adjective APPLICABLE has 2 senses:

1. capable of being applied; having relevance
2. readily applicable or practical

  Familiarity information: APPLICABLE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

APPLICABLE (adjective)

Sense 1applicable [BACK TO TOP]


Capable of being applied; having relevance

Context example:

gave applicable examples to support her argument


relevant (having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue)

Sense 2applicable [BACK TO TOP]


Readily applicable or practical


applicative; applicatory; applicable


practical (concerned with actual use or practice)

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