applicability

Part of speech: noun

Suitability; fitness. - applicableness.

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Usage examples "applicability":

  1. But since the fact of a term being applied is a sufficient indication of its applicability, and since within a given sphere positive and privative terms are as mutually destructive as contradictories, we may in all cases substitute the privative for the negative term in immediate inference by permutation, which will bring the inferred proposition more into conformity with the ordinary usage of language. - "Deductive Logic", St. George Stock.
  2. Again, to assert the applicability of the categories is really to assert the existence of principles, and in fact of just those principles which it is the aim of the System of Principles to prove. - "Kant's Theory of Knowledge", Harold Arthur Prichard.
  3. " I have no philosophy of history," added Froude, who disbelieved in the universal applicability of general truths. - "The Life of Froude", Herbert Paul.