describes a text, word, utterance, style, method or choice that is suitable for its intended audience, form or purpose. 'Appropriate' accepts that different contexts require different treatments and is in this respect to be differentiated from 'correct', which is associated more with the right grammatical formulation of an expression, or the 'right' choice or response, etc.
as used in the Indicators of Competence and supporting information, is not intended to imply a normative view of language and numeracy. It applies to the forms, functions and processes of language and numeracy in use as well as the dynamic dimension of language and numeracy which is constantly adjusting to context, social pressure and change.
To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; -- with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy.
In free, appropriate public education provided by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), "appropriate" refers to an educational plan that meets the individual needs of a student with disabilities.