adjective(often compatible with)
- 1(Of two things) able to exist or occur together without problems or conflict: the careers structure here is not compatible with having a familyMore example sentences
- What existing NRCS programs are compatible with organic production, and how can organic producers find out information about these programs?
- The guidelines would need to be compatible with existing procedures for consent in research and clinical care and consider any potential medicolegal issues.
- Several detection methods exist that are compatible with the maximum information method.
- 1.1(Of two people) able to have a harmonious relationship; well suited: it’s a pity we’re not compatibleMore example sentences
- She later had an astrological chart drawn up on him and concluded that they were not compatible enough, according to Simmons.
- Our relationship isn't perfect, and we're not completely compatible, but I feel like he's not giving us a chance if he decides to jump ship after only five months of dating.
- M is my wife, and I had written that we are compatible in all respects, except for hang-ups regarding past relationships.
- 1.2(Of one thing) consistent with another: the symptoms were compatible with gastritis or a peptic ulcer
- 1.3 Computing (Of a computer, piece of software, etc.) able to be used with a specified piece of equipment or software without special adaptation or modification: the printer is fully compatible with all leading softwareMore example sentences
- The main network protocols are open for anyone to use and produce compatible software.
- Whether or not your laptop's dialing software was compatible with the hotel's PBX was a matter of doubt.
- Because the system can transmit multiple text streams, it may also be used for language translation; its software is internationally compatible.
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- A computer that can use software designed for another make or type: packages available for IBM PCs and compatiblesMore example sentences
- For many, obviously, this signals quite a milestone - seeing as non-Mac desktop computers used to be referred to as IBM compatibles.
- But it also wants to keep the extensibility and general-purpose functionality of an IBM compatible.
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- This TV adaptation, scripted by Emma Thompson and directed by Mike Nichols, is compatibly respectful, guttingly plausible, crushingly quiet.
- As far as how they dress is concerned, when you dress compatibly, then it makes some kind of sense.
- It follows that non-hybrid public authorities, such as central and local government, must act compatibly with Convention rights even when carrying out acts of a private nature, such as ordering stationery.
late Middle English: from French, from medieval Latin compatibilis, from compati 'suffer with'.