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a feeling of sympathetic understanding
capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
The state of being compatible; in which two or more things are able to exist or perform together in combination without problems or conflict.
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.
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.
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.
the continuity or good fit of material or members or components while being deformed.
the quality or power of being compatible or congruous; congruity; as, a compatibility of tempers; a compatibility of properties
Origin: [Cf. F. compatibilit.]
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.
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