applicable

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

Origin:
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.
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applicable (ˈæplɪkəbəl, əˈplɪkə-)
 
adj
being appropriate or relevant; able to be applied; fitting
 
applica'bility
 
n
 
'applicableness
 
n
 
'applicably
 
adv

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applicable
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
If you have a vision or mission statement, review it and see whether it is
  still applicable.
But, he said, lessons from men's physiology may be applicable to women.
But, more legitimately, people in real fields where this is really applicable
  have been contacting me.
That the patches are self-applicable is a huge bonus.
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