What does Compatibility mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compatibility(noun)

    a feeling of sympathetic understanding

  2. compatibility(noun)

    capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination


  1. compatibility(Noun)

    The state of being compatible; in which two or more things are able to exist or perform together in combination without problems or conflict.

  2. compatibility(Noun)

    the capability of two or more items or components of equipment or material to exist or function in the same system or environment without mutual interference.

  3. compatibility(Noun)

    the ability to execute a given program on different types of computers without modification of the program or the computers. See backward compatibility and forward compatibility.

  4. compatibility(Noun)

    the capability that allows the substitution of one subsystem (storage facility), or of one functional unit (e.g., hardware, software), for the originally designated system or functional unit in a relatively transparent manner, without loss of information and without the introduction of errors.

  5. compatibility(Noun)

    the continuity or good fit of material or members or components while being deformed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compatibility(noun)

    the quality or power of being compatible or congruous; congruity; as, a compatibility of tempers; a compatibility of properties

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. compatibilit.]


  1. Compatibility

    Chemical compatibility is a measure of how stable a substance is when mixed with another substance. If substances mix and do not change they are considered compatible. If substances mix and change or do not mix at all they are considered incompatible. For example, because bleach and ammonia, both commonly used as cleaners are not compatible chemicals, as they react. The recants in this case are dangerous so care must be taken not to allows these chemicals to mix when attempting to use them as cleaners.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Compatibility in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Compatibility in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pedro Pereira:

    There are a lot of studies that need to be made on the compatibility of that solvent ... with refineries.

  2. Carol Botwin:

    Pick a man for his human qualities, his values, his compatibility with you, rather than what he represents in status, power or good looks.

  3. Dan Erickson:

    We are trying to take that matching compatibility expertise that eHarmony has developed in the online dating world and bringing that to careers.

  4. David Friedman:

    We are in contact with two different air bag suppliers, We are asking them what their capacity is, what their compatibility is. There may need to be tests involved to ensure, because each air bag is tuned for each car, that they will be safe.

  5. Dave Willis:

    Essentially, we look at people with this on-demand, consumeristic mindset of, 'What am I in the mood for? Who can make me happy? Who pleases me?' and as soon as they don't make me feel a certain way, they're expendable, when we approach our relationships this way, it's no longer based on commitment; it's based on feelings and compatibility.

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