— applicability, applicableness , n. — applicably , adv.
/ap"li keuh beuhl, euh plik"euh-/ , adj.
applying or capable of being applied; relevant; suitable; appropriate: an applicable rule; a solution that is applicable to the problem.
[ 1400-50; applic ( are ) to APPLY + -ABLE, or applicable, ML applicabilis; r. late ME appliable ]
Syn . fitting, proper, germane, pertinent.