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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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The lawyer said it was necessary for "somebody independent to grasp this nettle and pursue the truth of what happened, and its implications, compatibly with the rule of law".
The lawyer told the two judges it was necessary "for somebody independent to grasp this nettle and pursue the truth of what happened, and its implications, compatibly with the rule of law".
The iPrint & Scan works compatibly with the following mobile devices and operating systems, including several versions of Apple iPhone, Apple iPod Touch (iOS, Generation), Apple iPad (iOS); Google Android Phones and Tablets and Windows Phone 7 (OS 7.
8220;This new wiring adapter is a professional solution using only OEM parts for best compatibly and fit.
Later, Wittgenstein developed Frege's idea of thought as social compatibly with that second part.
Koji's influence also enhances the body and character of the final product and works compatibly with yeast, the next step in sake's exacting preparation.
The cargo documentation section, along with the terminal operations section, developed a pre-stow plan to ensure that ammunition would be loaded and stored on the vessel safely and compatibly.
Only a tiny minority of people were interested in buying Macs and those who did struggled to make their machines work compatibly with the rest of the computing world.
To the contrary, I believe the Florida Supreme Court and all ive DCAs have consistently and compatibly held landowners accountable for failing to protect invitees from reasonably foreseeable criminal misconduct under a totality of the circumstances analysis.
Recently, the company obtained EMC qualification for its market-leading Steelhead appliances, thereby allowing companies to accelerate disaster recovery processes while reducing overall IT costs and to work compatibly with the Symmetrix Remote Data Facility/Asynchronous product (SRDF/A).
the focus should not simply be on being everywhere, but on working strategically and compatibly with culturally diverse lawyers who understand and appreciate the clients' issues and concerns in its many geographies.
McLelland's March model of the world's major religions compatibly orbiting a central God.