- (of software) capable of being run on another computer without change.
- (of hardware) capable of being connected to another device without the use of special equipment or software.
Origin of compatible
Examples from the Web for compatibility
The compatibility of these two activist First Ladies across the generations is incredibly strong.
“An awful lot of people with money to invest may not have compatibility with what they buy,” Thompson notes.Rupert Murdoch Invests in Edgy Upstart Media Company Vice|William O’Connor|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His compatibility with the domestic superwoman herself was “fabulous,” a site representative told him.
Compatibility is hard enough to come by without tossing racial exclusivity into the mix.
This compatibility of ill temper with high moral character is one of the strangest and saddest problems of ethics.The Greatest Thing In the World and Other Addresses|Henry Drummond
But the question has invariably been as to a compatibility between religion and the stage.Stage Confidences|Clara Morris
These equations are known as the conditions of compatibility of strain-components.
These are striking examples of the compatibility of the strongest political difference with social amenities.The Greville Memoirs (Third Part) Volume I (of II)|Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville
I should like to write an article some day on business methods and their compatibility with self-respect.The Quality of Mercy|W. D. Howells
British Dictionary definitions for compatibility
Word Origin for compatible
Word Origin and History for compatibility
mid-15c., from Middle French compatible (15c.), from Medieval Latin compatibilis, from Late Latin compati (see compassion). Related: Compatibility.