[ap-li-kuh-buhl, uh-plik-uh-]
applying or capable of being applied; relevant; suitable; appropriate: an applicable rule; a solution that is applicable to the problem.

1400–50; < Latin applic(āre) to apply + -able, or < Middle French applicable, Medieval Latin applicābilis; replacing late Middle English appliable

applicability, applicableness, noun
applicably, adverb
nonapplicability, noun
nonapplicable, adjective
nonapplicableness, noun
unapplicability, noun
unapplicable, adjective
unapplicableness, noun
unapplicably, adverb

fitting, proper, germane, pertinent. Unabridged
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applicable (ˈæplɪkəbəl, əˈplɪkə-)
being appropriate or relevant; able to be applied; fitting

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Word Origin & History

1560s, "pliable," from L. applicare (see apply). Meaning "capable of being applied" is attested by 1660; earlier in this sense was appliable (1550s). Related: Applicability (1650s).
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Example sentences
The fact here recognised might be of universal applicability.
One of the areas that deserves mention is the applicability of a biometric for
  commercial users.
As renewable applicability increases, please allow it to thrive.
The emphasis should be on the absolute value of the individual and the
  universal applicability of basic rights.
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