- (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.
- compassionate conservative,
Origin of compatible
Examples from the Web for compatible
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
President Obama is absolutely correct that ensuring work is compatible with motherhood is essential.
And surely the pursuit of justice is compatible with scientific progress.Our Bad Romance Obsession Is the Ultimate First World Problem|James Poulos|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Make sure you choose a dimmer manufacturer who provides readily-accessible information on compatible lamps and dimmers.
I think that there are periods of history that are compatible; they have insight into each other.The American Prophet of Delusion: Robert Stone in Conversation|David Samuels|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The second is that such evil is compatible, and even appears to ally itself easily, with exceptional powers of will and intellect.Shakespearean Tragedy|A. C. Bradley
I have known many happy marriages, but never a compatible one.A Chesterton Calendar|G. K. Chesterton
Doocheek did that as far as was compatible with flesh and blood.The Walrus Hunters|R.M. Ballantyne
Are we obtaining the water for household and farm purposes without more labor than is compatible with good management?Vocational Guidance for Girls|Marguerite Stockman Dickson
It is the privilege of some kinds of labour, that they are compatible with thoughts of higher things.There and Back|George MacDonald
Word Origin for compatible
mid-15c., from Middle French compatible (15c.), from Medieval Latin compatibilis, from Late Latin compati (see compassion). Related: Compatibility.