Definition of inapplicability:
- "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
Now Professor Huxley has recently shown that, in the first place, this empirical method, which Cuvier introduces as quite subordinate, and to be used only in aid of the rational method, is really the method which Cuvier habitually employed- the so- called rational method remaining practically a dead letter; and, in the second place, he has shown that Cuvier himself has in several places so far admitted the inapplicability of the rational method, as virtually to surrender it as a method.- "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
Of such a commodity we have no knowledge, but we may hypothetically argue and speak about it, as if we had; and may improve our knowledge of the science, by shewing distinctly the absolute inapplicability of all the standards which have been hitherto adopted.- "On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation", David Ricardo.