Definition of inapplicable in English:



  • Not relevant or appropriate.

    ‘the details are likely to be inapplicable to other designs’
    • ‘In sum, a careful analysis of the Levitt and Venkatesh study suggests that present orientation is at best an incomplete and often inapplicable theory of crime.’
    • ‘In these days, Parliament has passed one law, which it amended twice because it turned out that it is inapplicable in reality.’
    • ‘So, what we have here is a situation where what we normally think of as legal procedures simply are inapplicable.’
    • ‘If the couple are mere cohabitants, the MWPA 1964 is inapplicable and on the face of it the common law rules will apply.’
    • ‘If these writers possessed some illumination in their own fields-English or Media Studies, say, or Semiotics-the term would be inapplicable.’
    • ‘A modified version of this argument seems to me much sounder in general, but inapplicable to the present case.’
    • ‘With a late tax return showing a tax underpayment, the mailbox rule is inapplicable.’
    • ‘My research showed that the questionnaire concerned was basically inapplicable to general population groups.’
    • ‘It is believed that, in addition, the rule would be inapplicable if a clause respecting further advances to be made by the first mortgagee was brought to the second mortgagee's attention.’
    • ‘Take from it what you will, and ignore what you find inapplicable to your own life. I hope you find it as beautiful as I do.’
    • ‘But while these are promising examples of an approach that pursues truth above all else, they are inapplicable to the United States for two reasons.’
    • ‘That fact makes certain legal rules formally inapplicable, and the novelty of the situation creates a dilemma for both the government and for immigrants.’
    • ‘From the beginning of my promotion efforts it was evident that the consumer education model as applied to colleagues is inapplicable for our academic setting.’
    • ‘We need to target resources towards generating relevant evidence rather than recycling inadequate or inapplicable evidence.’
    • ‘The current Apiculture Act, adopted in 1983, was completely inapplicable to new social conditions, the authors wrote in their reasoning for the bill.’
    • ‘There is no evidence of such a payment so the general rule is inapplicable.’
    • ‘What's striking about this proposal is how utterly inapplicable those arguments are here.’
    • ‘He cited that the law was over 36 years old and was inapplicable to today's conditions and that it should be updated in order to more effectively deal with modern business operations.’
    • ‘Are such pronouncements context-specific in a way that renders them inapplicable today?’
    • ‘Estimates based on proximal limb-bone circumference data are more accurate but are inapplicable where postcranial remains are unknown.’
    irrelevant, immaterial, not germane, not pertinent, unrelated, unconnected, extraneous, beside the point, nothing to do with it
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