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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.
s Norton Desktop will not be compatible with Windows 95.
0 or higher; supports Novell NetWare, LANtastic; HP LaserJet and compatible printers.
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.
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.

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