What does applicable mean?
The definition of applicable
Ap”pli*ca*ble, a.
Etym: [Cf. F. aplicable, fr. L. applicare. See Apply.]

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

— Ap”pli*ca*ble*ness, n.
— Ap”pli*ca*bly, adv.