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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)?Balance and imbalance
compatibility
noun [U] uk   /kəmˌpæt.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ˌpæt̬.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
Balance and imbalance
compatibly
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
Balance and imbalance
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