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EtymologyEdit

from Middle French compatible, from Medieval Latin compatibilis (in compatible beneficium, a benefice which could be held together with another one), from Late Latin compati (to suffer with)

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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[1]:
      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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compatible (plural compatibles)

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

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AsturianEdit

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compatible (epicene, plural compatibles)

  1. compatible (capable of easy interaction)

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compatible (masculine and feminine plural compatibles)

  1. compatible
    Antonym: incompatible

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FrenchEdit

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  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.pa.tibl/
  • (file)

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compatible (plural compatibles)

  1. compatible

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compatible m or f (plural compatibles)

  1. compatible

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compatible (plural compatibles)

  1. compatible

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