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compatible

1. of plants
a. capable of forming successful grafts
b. capable of successful self-fertilization
2. (of pieces of machinery, computer equipment, etc.) capable of being used together without special modification or adaptation

compatible

(jargon)
Different systems (e.g., programs, file formats, protocols, even programming languages) that can work together or exchange data are said to be compatible.

See also backward compatible, forward compatible.
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First and foremost, gatekeeping means, simply, that the sales staff should not call on non-compatible accounts and should not quote non-compatible jobs (unless they represent a small fraction of a large package of compatible work which must be quoted as a complete unit).
Looking ahead to 2001, Viger said, "We expect DVD drives that will be on the market then to be compatible with DVD+RW.
Although deemed generally easier to use than other personal computers, the Macintosh has been hampered because it hasn't been compatible with ``Wintel'' computers based on Windows software and Intel chips.
s Norton Desktop will not be compatible with Windows 95.
0 or higher; supports Novell NetWare, LANtastic; HP LaserJet and compatible printers.
iNAND, which is compatible with the SD([TM]) bus and commands, is designed to support mobile TV, multimedia downloading and other storage-hungry applications on portable systems such as mobile handsets, digital audio/MP3 players, gaming applications, GPS applications, personal media players and PDAs.
Compatible castings are those that fit your operation, are clearly within the firm's capabilities and flow well through the plant.
A: If your Ultra2 device is "Multimode LVD" and your existing SCSI host adapter controller card is single-ended, the Ultra2 device will be compatible.
The program is also compatible with various financial and spreadsheet software programs, including Lotus 1-2-3 from Lotus Corp.
Restricting PSI's access to interface information and specifications needed to remain compatible with IBM's operating systems;
Especially in a mature industry, such as ours, keeping out accounts and jobs that do not fit metalcasting--that are not compatible--is every bit as important as nurturing compatible accounts and winning compatible business.
The Au1250 processor is pin-compatible and software compatible with the existing Au1200 sockets and leverages the Au1200's success in PMPs, Automotive, Infotainment and Digital Media Adapters (DMAs) by providing significantly increased performance while improving its power optimized advantages associated with the Alchemy Processor family.

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