browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
compatible

more about compatible

compatible


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compatible  \Com*pat"i*ble\,  a.  [F.,  fr  LL  compatibilis  fr  L. 
  compati.  See  {Compassion}.] 
  Capable  of  existing  in  harmony;  congruous;  suitable;  not 
  repugnant;  --  usually  followed  by  with 
 
  Our  poets  have  joined  together  such  qualities  as  are  by 
  nature  the  most  compatible.  --Broome. 
 
  Syn:  Consistent;  suitable;  agreeable;  accordant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compatible 
  adj  1:  able  to  exist  and  perform  in  harmonious  or  agreeable 
  combination;  "a  compatible  married  couple";"her  deeds 
  were  compatible  with  her  ideology"  [ant:  {incompatible}] 
  2:  having  similar  disposition  and  tastes;  "a  compatible  married 
  couple";  "with  their  many  similar  tastes,  he  found  her  a 
  most  sympathetic  companion"  [syn:  {sympathetic}] 
  3:  (computers)  capable  of  being  used  with  or  connected  to  other 
  devices  or  components  without  modification  [ant:  {incompatible}] 
  4:  (of  a  couple)  existing  together  harmoniously  [syn:  {well-matched}] 
  5:  capable  of  forming  a  homogeneous  mixture  that  neither 
  separates  nor  is  altered  by  chemical  interaction 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  compatible 
 
    Different  systems  (e.g.,  {programs},  {file  formats}, 
  {protocols},  even  {programming  languages})  that  can  work 
  together  or  exchange  data  are  said  to  be  compatible. 
 
  See  also  {backward  compatible},  {forward  compatible}. 
 
  (1998-01-15) 
 
 




more about compatible