compatible

[[t]kəmpæ̱tɪb(ə)l[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ with n If things, for example systems, ideas, and beliefs, are compatible, they work well together or can exist together successfully.

Free enterprise, he argued, was compatible with Russian values and traditions...

Marriage and the life I live just don't seem compatible.

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compatibility [[t]kəmpæ̱tɪbɪ̱lɪti[/t]] N-UNCOUNT oft N with/of/between n

National courts can freeze any law while its compatibility with European Community legislation is being tested.

2) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ with n If you say that you are compatible with someone, you mean that you have a good relationship with them because you have similar opinions and interests.

Mildred and I are very compatible. She's interested in the things that interest me...

In a large city you're almost certain to find a physician with whom you are compatible and feel comfortable.

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compatibility N-UNCOUNT

As a result of their compatibility, Haig and Fraser were able to bring about wide-ranging reforms.

3) ADJ: oft ADJ with n If one make of computer or computer equipment is compatible with another make, especially IBM, they can be used together and can use the same software.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • compatible — [ kɔ̃patibl ] adj. et n. m. • 1396; lat. compati « sympathiser » → compatir ♦ Qui peut s accorder avec autre chose, exister en même temps. ⇒ conciliable. Des caractères compatibles. La fonction de préfet n est pas compatible avec celle de député …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Compatible pc — Pour les articles homonymes, voir PC.  Ne doit pas être confondu avec ordinateur personnel. Un compatible PC, ou simplement un PC, est un ordinateur compatible avec l IBM PC apparu en 1981. En 2008, pra …   Wikipédia en Français

  • compatible — [kəm pat′ə bəl] adj. [ME & ML compatibilis < LL(Ec) compati: see COMPASSION] 1. a) capable of living together harmoniously or getting along well together (with) b) in agreement; congruent (with) 2. a) that can work well together, get along… …   English World dictionary

  • Compatible — 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. [1913 Webster] Our poets have joined together such qualities as are by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compatible — mid 15c., from M.Fr. compatible (15c.), from M.L. compatibilis, from L.L. compati (see COMPASSION (Cf. compassion)). Related: Compatibility …   Etymology dictionary

  • compatible — adjetivo 1. Que puede coexistir o armonizar con otra cosa u otra persona: Son muy compatibles el uno con el otro. Mi trabajo no es compatible con mis aficiones porque no me deja tiempo libre. Tenemos que hacer compatibles nuestros horarios.… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • compatible — Compatible. adj. de tout genre. Qui peut compatir avec un autre. Ces deux humeurs là ne sont pas compatibles l une avec l autre. Il se dit plus ordinairement de deux charges, de deux benefices, &c. & alors il signifie, Qui peut estre possedé,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • compatible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to exist or be used together without problems or conflict. 2) (of two people) able to have a harmonious relationship; well suited. 3) (usu. compatible with) consistent or in keeping. DERIVATIVES compatibility noun compatibly… …   English terms dictionary

  • compatible — index apposite, concordant, concurrent (united), congruous, conjoint, consensual, consistent, consona …   Law dictionary

  • compatible to — index pursuant to Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • compatible — COMPATIBLE. adj. des 2 g. Qui peut compatir avec un autre. Ces deus caractères, ces deux esprits là ne sent pas compatibles. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi d Un Bénéfice qui peut être possédé avec un autre, et d une Charge qui peut être exercée avec… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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