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backward-compatible also: backwards-compatible Pronunciation: /ˌbækwərdzkəmˈpætəbəl/, /ˌbækwədzkəmˈpætəbəl/

Translation of backward-compatible in Spanish:

adjective

  • (Computing)
    compatible con modelos/versiones anteriores
    Example sentences
    • The new specification is backward-compatible with FireWire 400, though it will need a special adapter to connect.
    • All of the major tape suppliers have committed to standards and backward-compatible roadmaps that will ensure devices and software will be available that can read the tapes that are created today.
    • Technically the only thing harder than making a new optical storage device is making it backward-compatible with something else.

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