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Webster 1913 Edition


Compatible

Com-pat′i-ble

,
Adj.
[F., fr. LL.
compatibilis
, fr. L.
compati
. See
Compassion
.]
Capable of existing in harmony; congruous; suitable; not repugnant; – usually followed by with.
Syn. – Consistent; suitable; agreeable; accordant.

Webster 1828 Edition


Compatible

COMPATIBLE

, a.
1.
Consistent; that may exist with; suitable; not incongruous; agreeable; followed by with; sometimes by to, but less properly.
The poets have joined qualities which by nature are the most compatible.
The office of a legislator and of a judge are deemed not compatible.
To pardon offenders is not always compatible with public safety.

Definition 2022


compatible

compatible

English

Adjective

compatible (comparative more compatible, superlative most compatible)

  1. Capable of easy interaction.
    This printer isn't compatible with my computer.
  2. Able to get along well.
    My neighbours and I are not very compatible: they're loud and I'm an introvert.
  3. Consistent; congruous.
    His actions were compatible with his sermons.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 1, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      She was like a Beardsley Salome, he had said. And indeed she had the narrow eyes and the high cheekbone of that creature, and as nearly the sinuosity as is compatible with human symmetry.

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Noun

compatible (plural compatibles)

  1. Something that is compatible with something else.
    a computer company that sells IBM compatibles

External links

  • compatible in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • compatible in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Asturian

Adjective

compatible (epicene, plural compatibles)

  1. compatible (capable of easy interaction)

French

Adjective

compatible m, f (plural compatibles)

  1. compatible

Middle French

Adjective

compatible m, f (plural compatibles)

  1. compatible

References

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (compatible, supplement)

Spanish

Adjective

compatible m, f (plural compatibles)

  1. compatible