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- n. The state of being compatible; in which two or more things are able to exist or perform together in combination without problems or conflict.
- n. the capability of two or more items or components of equipment or material to exist or function in the same system or environment without mutual interference.
- n. the ability to execute a given program on different types of computers without modification of the program or the computers. See backward compatibility and forward compatibility.
- n. the capability that allows the substitution of one subsystem (storage facility), or of one functional unit (e.g., hardware, software), for the originally designated system or functional unit in a relatively transparent manner, without loss of information and without the introduction of errors.
- n. the continuity or good fit of material or members or components while being deformed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or power of being compatible or congruous; congruity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being compatible.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
- n. a feeling of sympathetic understanding
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