Definition of compatibility in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəmˌpadəˈbilədē/


1A state in which two things are able to exist or occur together without problems or conflict: he argues for the compatibility of science and religion
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  • Reform is sorely needed throughout Islamic nations to just attain a semblance of compatibility with the rest of the world.
  • In fact, Europe now faces a much more formidable set of challenges regarding Galileo's future compatibility.
  • The secret to success in a mentoring relationship is compatibility.
like-mindedness, similarity, affinity, closeness, fellow feeling, harmony, rapport, empathy, sympathy
1.1A feeling of sympathy and friendship; like-mindedness: they felt the bond of true compatibility
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  • More than anything, the key to compatibility with a romantic partner is whether our stories match.
  • In fact, argue psychologists and marital advocates, there's no such thing as true compatibility.
  • If compatibility is the mainstay of a relationship, then homosexuality makes much more sense.
1.2 Computing The ability of one computer, piece of software, etc., to work with another: software compatibility is another important factor to consider
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  • Speaking of Photoshop, Painter 7 continues to make improvements in compatibility between the two applications.
  • A quick check on Microsoft's online hardware compatibility list shows only two models are directly supported, with a few more having available drivers.
  • Check for compatibility with the phonebook software you use on your PC.

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Syllabification: com·pat·i·bil·i·ty

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