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compatibility

noun
     
Related topics: Computers
com‧pat‧i‧bil‧ity [uncountable]
1TDTD technical the ability of one piece of computer equipment to be used with another one, especially when they are made by different companies
compatibility with
the system's compatibility with Windows software
2 the ability to exist or be used together without causing problems:
compatibility of flavours
3 the ability to have a good relationship with someone because you have similar interests, ideas etc:
sexual compatibility

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