- (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.
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Simply plug the device into a USB-C or micro USB compatible charger.Best hand warmers: Block the chill during your favorite winter activities|PopSci Commerce Team|February 10, 2021|Popular Science
Look for a dock that’s compatible with the type of projects you’re working on and cables you use.Computer docks and hubs that can connect all your devices|PopSci Commerce Team|February 9, 2021|Popular Science
You can schedule program feeding on the unit itself or use the compatible app on your phone to control feeding from afar.The best, most practical Valentine’s Day gifts for any kind of partner|PopSci Commerce Team|February 8, 2021|Popular Science
Each printer will be compatible with specific ink cartridges, which will, in turn, factor into the price per page.Best all-in-one printer: Upgrade your home office with these multitasking machines|Carsen Joenk|February 8, 2021|Popular Science
Although Shanthi Chandrasekar’s style draws from a wider range of influences and inspirations than Cortina’s, the two artists’ work is quite compatible.In the galleries: Exploring the tension between physical and digital art|Mark Jenkins|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
How is this at all compatible with how your parents treated you?Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The best he can hope for, March realizes, is to find a more compatible version of Dryfoos.
Was his public persona compatible with the American dad figure he played on the show, or was he moving into new territory?A Full-Length Bill Cosby Portrait: From Track Star to Ugly Sweaters|Scott Porch|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More pointedly, can supporting abortion rights be compatible with Christianity?
President Obama is absolutely correct that ensuring work is compatible with motherhood is essential.
His version adheres as closely to the original as is compatible with elegance and the preservation of metrical grace.The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi|Giacomo Leopardi
One cannot but feel that there is in these allegories an affectation but little compatible with true eloquence.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
He is inclined toward a friendship with somebody else whose nature is compatible with his own.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents|Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
Sociability, tolerance, humanity, these first virtues of all morality are totally in compatible with religious prejudices.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
The aim of all will be individual and general comfort, and as much happiness as is compatible with humanity.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman