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Having an application; able to be applied; applicable, pertinent, relevant, suitable. Now rare.
Geometry. In conic sections: an ordinate. More fully ordinate applicate. Now historical.
Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin applicātus situated close, devoted (to), concerned (with), use as adjective of past participle of applicāre. With use as noun compare post-classical Latin applicata (in geometry, 1686 in a British source).
with object To apply or put to use.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From classical Latin applicāt-, past participial stem of applicāre apply. In later use perhaps independently as a back-formation from application.
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