Set apart for a particular use or person; reserved. (adjective)
To make suitable; to suit. -- William Paley. (verb)
Examples of word appropriate
The term "appropriate," like most institutional language, manages to give the appearance of clarity while retaining its ability to shift its focus as needed.
HEMMER: Is the title appropriate, "Hollywood Animal?"
In the search for new strategies many people have begun to reflect on elementary technologies; the term appropriate technology has become a buzzword.
Development workers often use the term appropriate technology to refer to practical, simple THINGS - such as tools, instruments, or machines - that people can make, use, and repair themselves using local resources.
The term appropriate technology has been used to mean many things.