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Pronunciation:  kum'patubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination; "a compatible married couple";"her deeds were compatible with her ideology"
  2. [adj]  (computers) capable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
  3. [adj]  capable of forming a homogeneous mixture that neither separates nor is altered by chemical interaction
  4. [adj]  having similar disposition and tastes; "a compatible married couple"; "with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"
  5. [adj]  (of a couple) existing together harmoniously

COMPATIBLE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: congenial, congruous, harmonious, miscible, mixable, sympathetic, well-matched
 Antonyms: incompatible
 See Also: agreeable, matched



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com*pat"i*ble\, a. [F., fr. LL. compatibilis, fr. L.
compati. See {Compassion}.]
Capable of existing in harmony; congruous; suitable; not
repugnant; -- usually followed by with.

      Our poets have joined together such qualities as are by
      nature the most compatible.              --Broome.

Syn: Consistent; suitable; agreeable; accordant.

Computing Dictionary

Different systems (e.g., programs, file formats, protocols, even programming languages) that can work together or exchange data are said to be compatible.

See also backward compatible, forward compatible.

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