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inapplicable

[in-ap-li-kuh-buh l] /ɪnˈæp lɪ kə bəl/
adjective
1.
not applicable; unsuitable.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; in-3 + applicable
Related forms
inapplicability, inapplicableness, noun
inapplicably, adverb
Synonyms
irrelevant, inapposite.
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Examples for inapplicable
  • If this were really the case and the patient were right, our procedure would again be proven inapplicable.
  • The laboratory experiments of physics and chemistry, or even psychology, seem inapplicable to market behaviour.
  • Therefore, his gambit is to introduce inapplicable standards.
  • Those comparisons are inapplicable because they are avoidable.
  • Please note where information is unavailable or the question is inapplicable.
  • However, this adverse effect example is really inapplicable and is also not considered adverse.
  • Worker compensation inapplicable to injuries in ride-sharing.
British Dictionary definitions for inapplicable

inapplicable

/ɪnˈæplɪkəbəl; ˌɪnəˈplɪk-/
adjective
1.
not applicable or suitable; irrelevant
Derived Forms
inapplicability, inapplicableness, noun
inapplicably, adverb
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