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Definition of compatible adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1compatible (with something) (of machines, especially computers) able to be used together compatible software The new system will be compatible with existing equipment.
  2. 2compatible (with something) (of ideas, methods, or things) able to exist or be used together without causing problems Are measures to protect the environment compatible with economic growth? compatible blood types
  3. 3compatible (with somebody) if two people are compatible, they can have a good relationship because they have similar ideas, interests, etc. opposite incompatible She found a compatible partner through a computer dating agency.
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