Definition of compatible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəmˈpætəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpætəbl//
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  1. 1compatible (with something) (of machines, especially computers, or software) able to be used together The new system will be compatible with existing equipment. three different, yet entirely compatible programs
  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 groups
  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. See related entries: Romance
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from French, from medieval Latin compatibilis, from compati ‘suffer with’.
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