Compatible definition

kəm-pătə-bəl
A computer component, software, etc. that is compatible.
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A device, such as a computer or computer software, that can be integrated into or used with another device or system of its type.
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That can be mixed without reacting chemically or interfering with one another's action or state: said of drugs, insecticides, etc.
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Capable of orderly, efficient integration and operation with other elements in a system with no modification or conversion required.
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Capable of orderly, efficient integration and operation with other elements in a system with no modification or conversion required.
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(medicine) Capable of being grafted, transfused, or transplanted from one individual to another without rejection.

Compatible blood.

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Capable of existing or performing in harmonious, agreeable, or congenial combination with another or others.

Compatible family relationships.

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(medicine) Capable of being grafted, transfused, or transplanted from one individual to another without rejection.

Compatible blood.

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The definition of compatible is capable of being together in peace.

An example of compatible is a happily married couple.

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(bot.) That can be cross-fertilized or grafted readily.
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(comput.) Designating or of.
  • Computer components, software, etc. that can be used with a specified computer or computer system.
  • Computers or computer systems that can use the same components, software, etc.
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Capable of living together harmoniously or getting along well together (with)
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In agreement; congruent (with)
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That can work well together, get along well together, combine well, etc.

A compatible couple, compatible colors.

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That can function or be used together without change or alteration.
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Referring to the fact that a device, program, or system can interface with another without interfering with each other and without requiring the intervention of another device or program, such as a gateway or middleware. Fully compatible devices are even interchangeable. See also gateway and middleware.
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Referring to a device or system that fully conforms to a standard. (Note: meaning 2 does not guarantee meaning 1.) See also standard.
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Capable of easy interaction.

This printer isn't compatible with my computer.

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Able to get along well.

My neighbours and I are not very compatible: they're loud and I'm an introvert.

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His actions were compatible with his sermons.

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Something that is compatible with something else.

A computer company that sells IBM compatibles.

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Capable of forming a chemically or biochemically stable system.
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A device, such as a computer or computer software, that can be integrated into or used with another device or system of its type.
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Capable of forming a chemically or biochemically stable system.
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Capable of existing or performing in harmonious, agreeable, or congenial combination with another or others.

Compatible family relationships.

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Origin of compatible

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin compatībilis from Late Latin compatī to sympathize compassion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • from Middle French compatible, from Medieval Latin compatibilis (“in compatible beneficium, a benefice which could be held together with another one”), from Late Latin compati (“to suffer with”)

    From Wiktionary