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com·pat·i·ble

 (kəm-păt′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of existing or performing in harmonious, agreeable, or congenial combination with another or others: compatible family relationships.
2. Capable of orderly, efficient integration and operation with other elements in a system with no modification or conversion required.
3. Capable of forming a chemically or biochemically stable system.
4. Medicine Capable of being grafted, transfused, or transplanted from one individual to another without rejection: compatible blood.
n.
A device, such as a computer or computer software, that can be integrated into or used with another device or system of its type.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin compatībilis, from Late Latin compatī, to sympathize; see compassion.]

com·pat′i·bil′i·ty, com·pat′i·ble·ness n.
com·pat′i·bly adv.

compatible

(kəmˈpætəbəl)
adj
1. (usually foll by with) able to exist together harmoniously
2. (usually foll by with) consistent or congruous: her deeds were not compatible with her ideology.
3. (Botany) (of plants)
a. capable of forming successful grafts
b. capable of successful self-fertilization. See self-compatible, self-incompatible
4. (General Engineering) (of pieces of machinery, computer equipment, etc) capable of being used together without special modification or adaptation: a PC-compatible disc.
[C15: from Medieval Latin compatibilis, from Late Latin compatī to be in sympathy with; see compassion]
comˌpatiˈbility, comˈpatibleness n
comˈpatibly adv

com•pat•i•ble

(kəmˈpæt ə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of living or existing together in harmony.
2. able to exist together with something else: Prejudice is not compatible with true religion.
3. consistent; congruous (often fol. by with): Such claims are not compatible with the facts.
4.
a. (of software) able to run on a specified computer.
b. (of hardware) able to work with a specified device.
c. (of a computer system) functionally equivalent to another, usu. widely used system.
5. noting a television system in which color broadcasts can be received in black and white.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin compatibilis < Late Latin compat(ī) to suffer with (Latin com- com- + patī to suffer, undergo)]
com•pat`i•bil′i•ty, com•pat′i•ble•ness, n.
com•pat′i•bly, adv.

compatible

- Its base is Latin compati, "suffer with."
See also related terms for suffer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.compatible - able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination; "a compatible married couple"; "her deeds were compatible with her ideology"
congenial - suitable to your needs; "a congenial atmosphere to work in"; "two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues"- T.L.Peacock
harmonious - musically pleasing
matched - going well together; possessing harmonizing qualities
incompatible - not compatible; "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible colors"
2.compatible - capable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
incompatible - incapable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
3.compatible - capable of forming a homogeneous mixture that neither separates nor is altered by chemical interaction
miscible, mixable - (chemistry, physics) capable of being mixed

compatible

adjective
1. consistent, in keeping, consonant, congenial, congruent, reconcilable, congruous, accordant, agreeable Free enterprise, he argued, was compatible with Russian values and traditions.
consistent inappropriate, contradictory, unfitting, inapt
2. like-minded, harmonious, in harmony, in accord, of one mind, of the same mind, en rapport (French) She and I are very compatible - we're interested in all the same things.
like-minded unsuitable, incompatible, unharmonious

compatible

adjective
Translations
مُتَوَافِقمُتَوافِق، مُنْسَجِم
kompatibilníslučitelný
foreneligkompatibel
yhteensopiva
kompatibilan
összeegyeztethető
samrÿmanlegur
両立できる
호환성 있는
darnadarniaisutartinaivienas su kitu derantis
sakritīgssavienojams
zlučiteľný
kompatibel
ที่อยู่ร่วมกันได้
uyumlubağdaşabilir
tương thích

compatible

[kəmˈpætɪbl]
A. ADJcompatible
we weren't really compatiblela verdad es que no éramos compatibles
to be compatible with sth/sbser compatible con algo/algn
an IBM-compatible computerun ordenador compatible con IBM
B. N (Comput) → compatible m
an IBM-compatibleun compatible con IBM

compatible

[kəmˈpætɪbəl] adj
[systems, ideas, beliefs] → compatible; [computers, computer systems] → compatible
to be compatible with sth → être compatible avec qch
[people] → compatible
We weren't really compatible → Nous n'étions pas vraiment compatibles.

compatible

adjvereinbar, kompatibel (geh); (Med) → verträglich, kompatibel (spec); peoplezueinanderpassend; colours, furniturepassend; (Comput) → kompatibel; to be compatible (people)zueinanderpassen; (colours, furniture)zusammenpassen; (plan)vereinbar sein; a salary compatible with the dangers of the jobein Gehalt, das den Gefahren des Berufs entspricht; such action would not be compatible with democracyein solches Vorgehen ist nicht mit dem Demokratieverständnis zu vereinen; an IBM-compatible computerein IBM-kompatibler Computer

compatible

[kəmˈpætɪbl] adj compatible (with)compatibile (con)

compatible

(kəmˈpӕtəbl) adjective
able to agree or exist successfully side by side.
comˌpatiˈbility noun
comˈpatibly adverb

compatible

مُتَوَافِق kompatibilní forenelig kompatibel συμβατός compatible yhteensopiva compatible kompatibilan compatibile 両立できる 호환성 있는 compatibel kompatibel zgodny compatível совместимый kompatibel ที่อยู่ร่วมกันได้ uyumlu tương thích 兼容的

com·pat·i·ble

a. compatible.

compatible

adj compatible
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Gamut received his pitch-pipe with as strong an expression of pleasure as he believed compatible with the grave functions he exercised.
She had never been quite well since the time of their daughter's marriage; and till she should have completely recovered her usual strength, they must forbid her engaging in duties, which, so far from being compatible with a weakened frame and varying spirits, seemed, under the most favourable circumstances, to require something more than human perfection of body and mind to be discharged with tolerable comfort.
At her age, and in her state of health, were good spirits compatible with such an errand to a physician as the errand on which she was bent?
In this helpless condition, the poor devils were ready to beg for access to a factory and to raw cotton on any conditions compatible with life.
The proof of this proposition turns upon the greater degree of influence which the State governments if they administer their affairs with uprightness and prudence, will generally possess over the people; a circumstance which at the same time teaches us that there is an inherent and intrinsic weakness in all federal constitutions; and that too much pains cannot be taken in their organization, to give them all the force which is compatible with the principles of liberty.
At a certain stage in the development of these means of production and of exchange, the conditions under which feudal society produced and exchanged, the feudal organisation of agriculture and manufacturing industry, in one word, the feudal relations of property became no longer compatible with the already developed productive forces; they became so many fetters.
Collins, "were so fortunate as to be able to sing, I should have great pleasure, I am sure, in obliging the company with an air; for I consider music as a very innocent diversion, and perfectly compatible with the profession of a clergyman.
Leaving her infant with Loretto she rushed forward and threw herself upon her brother's neck, who clasped his long-lost sister to his heart with a warmth of affection but little compatible with the reputed stoicism of the savage.
Rodd, the Baptist minister, had requested that, so far as was compatible with the fair accommodation of other customers, the sheep's trotters might be reserved for him.
Casson, however, did not feel it compatible with his dignity and superior knowledge to join in the laugh, until it turned out that he was fixed on as the second broadest man.
That, however, in so modest a girl, might be very compatible with innocence; and chusing at least to appear satisfied, he quickly added, "No, no, I know that is quite out of the question; quite impossible.
It is requisite for the ideal artist to possess a force of character that seems hardly compatible with its delicacy; he must keep his faith in himself while the incredulous world assails him with its utter disbelief; he must stand up against mankind and be his own sole disciple, both as respects his genius and the objects to which it is directed.
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