- (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
Related Words for compatibilityunity, rapport, empathy, fit, sympathy, congeniality, amity, agreement, congruity, consonance, agreeableness, affinity
Examples from the Web for compatibility
Contemporary Examples of compatibility
The compatibility of these two activist First Ladies across the generations is incredibly strong.Channeling Eleanor
September 9, 2014
“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
August 19, 2013
His compatibility with the domestic superwoman herself was “fabulous,” a site representative told him.Meet Martha Stewart’s Internet Soulmate
May 2, 2013
Compatibility is hard enough to come by without tossing racial exclusivity into the mix.Tiger's Thing for White Girls
December 8, 2009
Historical Examples of compatibility
There is some question as to the compatibility of this act with Imperial law.Copyright: Its History and Its Law
Richard Rogers Bowker
This, of course, is not sufficient to determine her fitness or compatibility.The Way of Decision
M. C. Pease
Romance is waste, love is unreasoning; compatibility alone is worth while.The Kempton-Wace Letters
Compatibility and common tastes, you know, Joe, and all that sort of thing.Then I'll Come Back to You
And there have been doubts about hair-powder and its compatibility with tragic purposes.A Book of the Play
Word Origin for compatible
mid-15c., from Middle French compatible (15c.), from Medieval Latin compatibilis, from Late Latin compati (see compassion). Related: Compatibility.