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English definition of “compatible”

compatible

adjective     /kəmˈpætɪbl/
EQUIPMENT compatible equipment can be used together: This keyboard is compatible with all of our computers.Acting, being or existing together
PEOPLE If people are compatible, they like each other and are happy to spend time together.Friendly
IDEAS formal compatible ideas or situations can exist together: Such policies are not compatible with democratic government.Acting, being or existing together
compatibility     /kəmˌpætəˈbɪləti/ noun [U]
(Definition of compatible adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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