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compatible

adjective uk   /kəmˈpæt.ɪ.bl̩/ us    /-ˈpæt̬-/
C1 able to exist, live together, or work successfully with something or someone else: It was when we started living together that we found we just weren't compatible. This software may not be compatible with older operating systems. Such policies are not compatible with democratic government. Are their two blood groups compatible (= can blood from one person be given to the other person)?
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compatibility
noun [U] uk   /kəmˌpæt.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ˌpæt̬.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
compatibly
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
Translations of “compatible”
in Korean 호환되는…
in Arabic مُتلائم مَعَ…
in French compatible (avec)…
in Turkish birbirine uyan, bağdaşan, uyumlu…
in Italian compatibile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可共存的, 協調的, 相容的…
in Russian совместимый…
in Polish kompatybilny, zgodny, pasujący do siebie…
in Spanish compatible…
in Portuguese compatível…
in German vereinbar…
in Catalan compatible…
in Japanese 互換性のある…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可共存的, 协调的, 兼容的…
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