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backward-compatible

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Compatible with earlier systems or elements of earlier systems.

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Examples

  • Symwave says USB 3. 0-based devices should roll out by the 2009 holiday shopping season, and will be backward-compatible with all past USB devices.

    Third time's a charm for USB

  • Sony and Samsung added their proprietary technology to the agreement, which will allow manufacturers to develop universal 3-D glasses that are still backward-compatible.

    Sony, Samsung Join 3-D Glasses Project

  • Further, we believe the Internet's shortcomings will not be resolved by the conventional incremental and 'backward-compatible' style of academic and industrial networking research.

    Weekend Items

  • Further, we believe the Internet's shortcomings will not be resolved by the conventional incremental and 'backward-compatible' style of academic and industrial networking research.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • I asked myself questions like, “I have these already for my PS2, my PS3 is a backward-compatible model, do I really need these?”

    God of War Collection (PlayStation 3) – Final Review

  • Kuittinen noted that Apple enjoys keeping its interfaces consistent to ensure software is backward-compatible - so forget about a slide-out keyboard or a screen that's either much smaller or much larger than the current iPhone.

    Wired Top Stories

  • But it would have to come from a company outside the AV mainstream, because they are all trapped in analog/backward-compatible thinking.

    Scripting News for 10/31/2006 « Scripting News Annex

  • It's also backward-compatible, so Tetris and the other 1,000 or so games that have already come out will still be playable.

    It's Hip To Be Square

  • The current WordPress release breaks to some degree because of efforts to make WordPress backward-compatible with previous versions of PHP.

    WordPress Developers Still Working on PHP Compatibility « Lorelle on WordPress

  • My skeptical nature kicked in on this quote: "Although the Xbox 360 will be backward-compatible, Bach said that it won't necessarily run all of the older Xbox titles but instead, run the" top-selling "games."

    A very hot place is now very cold

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