AskDefine | Define compatible

Dictionary Definition

compatible adj
1 able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination; "a compatible married couple"; "her deeds were compatible with her ideology" [ant: incompatible]
2 having similar disposition and tastes; "a compatible married couple"; "with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion" [syn: sympathetic]
3 capable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification [ant: incompatible]
4 (of a couple) existing together harmoniously [syn: well-matched]
5 capable of forming a homogeneous mixture that neither separates nor is altered by chemical interaction

User Contributed Dictionary



from compatible, from compatibilis, from compati


IPA: /kəmˈpætəbəl/ (Canadian)


  1. Capable of easy interaction.
  2. Able to get along well.

Derived terms


capable of easy interaction
  • German: austauschbar, fähig, kompatibel, verträglich
able to get along well
  • German: kompatibel, verträglich

Extensive Definition

compatible in German: Kompatibilität
compatible in French: Compatibilité
compatible in Japanese: 互換性
compatible in Dutch: Compatibiliteit
compatible in Polish: Kompatybilność
compatible in Chinese: 配合度

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