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Applicable vs. Relevant

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Applicableadjective

suitable for application, relevant

Relevantadjective

Directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic.

‘His mother provided some relevant background information concerning his medical condition.’;

Applicableadjective

Capable of being applied; fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance; as, this observation is applicable to the case under consideration.

Relevantadjective

Not out of date; current.

Applicableadjective

capable of being applied; having relevance;

‘gave applicable examples to support her argument’;

Relevantadjective

Relieving; lending aid or support.

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Applicableadjective

readily applicable or practical

Relevantadjective

Bearing upon, or properly applying to, the case in hand; pertinent; applicable.

‘Close and relevant arguments have very little hold on the passions.’;

Relevantadjective

Sufficient to support the cause.

Relevantadjective

having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue;

‘the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research’;

Relevantadjective

having crucial relevance;

‘crucial to the case’; ‘relevant testimony’;

Relevantadjective

closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered

‘the candidate's experience is relevant to the job’; ‘what small companies need is relevant advice’;

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Relevantadjective

appropriate to the current time, period, or circumstances; of contemporary interest

‘critics may find themselves unable to stay relevant in a changing world’; ‘her films are relevant for feminists today’;

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