Definition of appropriacy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈprəʊpriəsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈproʊpriəsi//
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  1. 1the extent to which something is suitable or acceptable
  2. 2(linguistics) the extent to which a word or phrase sounds correct and natural in relation to the situation it is used in
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: appropriacy