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compatible

adjective     /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     /kəmˌpæt.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ˌpæt̬.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] Balance and imbalance compatibly     /-bli/ adverb Balance and imbalance
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