I have to make a report in French but I don't know which of the following sentences is correct.

  1. Un test de sécurité applicatif
  2. Un test de sécurité applicative

Which one is correct and why ?

  • Congruence. Because applicative is feminine, and test is masculine.
    – tripleee
    Nov 2 '20 at 8:37
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    I believe the OP is asking about sécurité applicative, not the test. Nov 2 '20 at 8:54
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    Just a question : what does it means ? As a native speaker and an IT guy I don't understand what it is
    – CharybdeBE
    Nov 3 '20 at 10:20
  • Do you mean "application security test"? In that case, neither expression makes sense. It should be something like "test de sécurité des applications".
    – xngtng
    Nov 3 '20 at 13:25

That depends on what you want to say.

Either applicatif apply to test and that would be:

Un test de sécurité applicatif

or (more likely) applicatif applies to sécurité which is feminine so that would be:

Un test de sécurité applicative.


Ask the question, what is applicatif(ve) in this situation? A: La sécurité (feminin), you use applicative.

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