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Definitions for compatible
kəmˈpæt ə bəlcom·pat·i·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compatible(adj)

    able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination

    "a compatible married couple"; "her deeds were compatible with her ideology"

  2. compatible(adj)

    capable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification

  3. compatible(adj)

    capable of forming a homogeneous mixture that neither separates nor is altered by chemical interaction


  1. compatible(Adjective)

    Capable of easy interaction.

  2. compatible(Adjective)

    Able to get along well.

  3. Origin: from compatible, from compatibilis, from compati

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compatible(adj)

    capable of existing in harmony; congruous; suitable; not repugnant; -- usually followed by with

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Compatible

    kom-pat′i-bl, adj. consistent: agreeable: that can be endured together.—ns. Compatibil′ity, Compat′ibleness, the quality of being compatible.—adv. Compat′ibly. [Fr.,—L. com, with, pati, to suffer.]

Editors Contribution

  1. compatible

    Able to agree and exist in perfect harmony.

    They were so compatible and their love for each other inspired them to marry.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'compatible' in Adjectives Frequency: #940

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compatible in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compatible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of compatible in a Sentence

  1. Chas Roy-Chowdhury:

    The main thing is to make sure that any CCCTB tax regime is fully compatible with global initiatives and that we need as many member states involved as possible.

  2. Livia Eberlin:

    What’s been developed before has either been for ex vivo tissue analysis, with solvents that are not compatible, or using high pressure nitrogen or high voltage that’s not compatible with living tissue.

  3. John Hopkins ':

    The paper is showing how much longer the patient will live compared to their next available option, your next best option is waiting on the list for a compatible donor, and a lot of those patients will never find one.

  4. John Rogers:

    We are excited about the fact that these simple ideas and schemes provide immediate paths to broad and previously inaccessible classes of 3D micro- and nano-structures in a way that is compatible with the highest-performance materials and processing techniques available, we feel that the findings have potential relevance to a wide range of microsystems technologies biomedical devices, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, 3D circuits, sensors and so on.

  5. Nicole Peng:

    Huawei is in a strong position to consolidate its dominance further amid 5G network rollout, given its tight operator relationships in 5G network deployment, and control over key components such as local network compatible 5G chipsets, this puts significant pressure on Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi, which find it very hard to make any breakthrough.

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