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"compatible" in British English

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compatibleadjective

uk   /kəmˈpæt.ɪ.bl̩/  us   /-ˈpæt̬-/
C1 able to ​exist, ​live together, or ​worksuccessfully with something or someone ​else: It was when we ​startedliving together that we ​found we just weren't compatible. This ​software may not be compatible witholderoperatingsystems. Such ​policies are not compatible withdemocraticgovernment. Are ​their two ​bloodgroups 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   us   /-bli/
(Definition of compatible from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"compatible" in American English

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compatibleadjective

 us   /kəmˈpæt̬·ə·bəl/
able to ​exist or ​work with something ​else, or (of a ​person) ​able to ​live or ​work with someone ​else: The ​computersoftware isn’t compatible with ​youroperatingsystem. Levine said he is lucky he and his ​roommate are compatible. Compatible also ​means being ​suitable or ​right for each other: Their ​bloodtypes are not compatible, so we cannot use his ​blood.
compatibility
noun [C/U]  /kəmˌpæt̬·əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
(Definition of compatible from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"compatible" in Business English

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compatibleadjective

uk   us   /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 ​operatingsystems. We ​offer our ​customers the ​choice between ​original and compatible ​ink cartridges.

compatiblenoun [C]

uk   us   /kəmˈpætɪbl/
IT a ​computer that is able to ​work with other ​computers or that can use the same ​computerprograms: In the 1980s, after IBM ​licensed the ​DOSoperatingsystem, ​companiesstartedproducingpersonalcomputers that were called IBM compatibles.
something that can be used with a ​piece of ​equipment from a particular ​manufacturer, instead of using an ​originalitem from the same ​manufacturer: Should you use ​originaltoner cartridges or compatibles?
(Definition of compatible from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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