Definition of inapplicable in English:



  • Not relevant or appropriate.

    ‘the details are likely to be inapplicable to other designs’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So, what we have here is a situation where what we normally think of as legal procedures simply are inapplicable.’
    • ‘That fact makes certain legal rules formally inapplicable, and the novelty of the situation creates a dilemma for both the government and for immigrants.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Are such pronouncements context-specific in a way that renders them inapplicable today?’
    • ‘The current Apiculture Act, adopted in 1983, was completely inapplicable to new social conditions, the authors wrote in their reasoning for the bill.’
    • ‘A modified version of this argument seems to me much sounder in general, but inapplicable to the present case.’
    • ‘Estimates based on proximal limb-bone circumference data are more accurate but are inapplicable where postcranial remains are unknown.’
    • ‘If the couple are mere cohabitants, the MWPA 1964 is inapplicable and on the face of it the common law rules will apply.’
    • ‘We need to target resources towards generating relevant evidence rather than recycling inadequate or inapplicable evidence.’
    • ‘If these writers possessed some illumination in their own fields-English or Media Studies, say, or Semiotics-the term would be inapplicable.’
    • ‘In these days, Parliament has passed one law, which it amended twice because it turned out that it is inapplicable in reality.’
    • ‘There is no evidence of such a payment so the general rule is inapplicable.’
    • ‘My research showed that the questionnaire concerned was basically inapplicable to general population groups.’
    • ‘With a late tax return showing a tax underpayment, the mailbox rule is inapplicable.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    irrelevant, immaterial, not germane, not pertinent, unrelated, unconnected, extraneous, beside the point, nothing to do with it
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