- (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 compatiblywarmly, kindly, affectionately, appreciatively, cordially, heartily, benevolently, compatibly, emotionally, harmoniously, humanely, perceptively, responsively, understandingly
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Historical Examples of compatibly
This he sometimes found difficult to do compatibly with truth.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)
Could not you, compatibly with the immaculate sincerity you profess, venture as far as admiration?The Heiress;
Clara would willingly have avoided any such formality could she have done so compatibly with the exigencies of the occasion.The Belton Estate
Word Origin for compatible
mid-15c., from Middle French compatible (15c.), from Medieval Latin compatibilis, from Late Latin compati (see compassion). Related: Compatibility.