Definition of Compatible

1. Adjective. Able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination. "Her deeds were compatible with her ideology"

Similar to: Congenial, Congruous, Harmonious
Also: Congenial, Harmonious, Matched
Derivative terms: Compatibility
Antonyms: Incompatible



2. Adjective. Capable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification.

3. Adjective. Capable of forming a homogeneous mixture that neither separates nor is altered by chemical interaction.
Similar to: Miscible, Mixable

Definition of Compatible

1. a. Capable of existing in harmony; congruous; suitable; not repugnant; -- usually followed by with.

Definition of Compatible

1. Adjective. Capable of easy interaction. ¹

2. Adjective. Able to get along well. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compatible

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Compatible

1. 1. Capable of harmonious coexistence, of medications, suitable for simultaneous administration without nullification or aggravation of the effects of either. 2. Denoting a donor and recipient of a blood transfusion in which there is no transfusion reaction. 3. Histocompatible, denoting a donor and recipient of an organ transplant that is not rejected. (05 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Compatible

compaternity
compatibilisation
compatibilised
compatibiliser
compatibilism
compatibilist
compatibilists
compatibilities
compatibility
compatibility group
compatibilization
compatibilizations
compatibilized
compatibilizer
compatibilizers
compatible (current term)
compatible software
compatible solute
compatibleness
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compatient
compatriate
compatriates
compatriot
compatriotic
compatriotism
compatriots
compear
compeared

Literary usage of Compatible

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Theory of Differential Equations by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1906)
"compatible with the given equation*, the method ceases to be effective. In that case, the only result generally attainable at present seems to be that which ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Christ's holiness was not compatible with decomposition after death, which is the image of the destroying power of sin. In fact, Christ had the right to be ..."

3. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1877)
"of compatible action. (XII.) of mutual action. Pf<:rmA subgroup. ... In the second law, motion becomes compatible with existence by virtue of the power ..."

4. A Treatise on Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume, Thomas Hill Green (1874)
"... Such body Locke held to be subject of ' primary qualities': but are these compatible with particularity in time ? becoming an abstract idea ..."

5. Publications by Scotland Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1854)
"than can be had at Edinburgh by young men of ordinary application is undoubtedly compatible with the more substantial acquisitions of the place. ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1863)
"... I cannot but believe that, as regards prolongation of life and as much improvement of health as is compatible with existing structural disease, ..."

7. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His by Alexander Hamilton (1851)
"... would lay on me a burthen, with which neither a proper discharge of the current duties of my office, nor the present state of my health is compatible. ..."

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