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compatible

adjective
 
 
/kəmˈpætɪbl/
IT if a computer or other piece of equipment is compatible with something else, it is able to work successfully with it: This software may not be compatible with older operating systems. We offer our customers the choice between original and compatible ink cartridges.
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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