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Definition of "compatible" []

  • Capable of existing or performing in harmonious, agreeable, or congenial combination with another or others: compatible family relationships. (adjective)
  • Capable of orderly, efficient integration and operation with other elements in a system with no modification or conversion required. (adjective)
  • Capable of forming a chemically or biochemically stable system. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a television system in which color broadcasts can be received in black and white by sets incapable of color reception. (adjective)
  • Medicine Capable of being grafted, transfused, or transplanted from one individual to another without rejection: compatible blood. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "compatible" in a sentence
  • "Instead, he said, he would try to restore what he called "compatible" relations with Israel."
  • "Unless the man gives indication he no longer thinks his manifest sin compatible with receiving communion, leading prayers, talking to priests, etc., his engagement in those activities is no indication of repentance from his manifest sin."
  • "May 16, 2009 at 9: 06 PM how compatible is this with multi-profiles on itunes?"