|Origin:||Medieval Latin compatibilis, from Late Latin compati; COMPASSION|
if two pieces of computer equipment are compatible, they can be used together, especially when they are made by different companies [↪ compatibility]:
The new software is IBM compatible (=can be used with IBM computers).
able to exist or be used together without causing problems [↪ compatibility]
Stephen's political views often weren't compatible with her own.
two people that are compatible are able to have a good relationship because they have similar opinions or interests [↪ compatibility]