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compatibility

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n compatibility capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
    • n compatibility a feeling of sympathetic understanding
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Back in the mid to late 80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
    • n Compatibility The quality or power of being compatible or congruous; congruity; as, a compatibility of tempers; a compatibility of properties.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n compatibility The quality of being compatible. Consistency; the capacity of coexisting with something else.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Compatibility the quality of being compatible
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Quotations

  • William M. Thackeray
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    “Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. compatibilité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. com, with, pati, to suffer.

Usage

In literature:

The unintentional co-operation would thus become conscious and compatible with the established order.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
This is all that is necessary to, or compatible with, the enjoyment of uninterrupted good health.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
But this motion might be merely muscular, and compatible with a state of slumber or unconscious repose.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
But all this is compatible with the Dred Scott decision itself.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
No other theory to my mind, is at all compatible with the intelligence of any free-thinking people.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
The provosts and principals will execute and cause to be executed the regulations regarding instruction, discipline, and compatibility.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Are these different applications compatible?
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
But Norma, in those days, had never supposed that dulness was ever compatible with wealth and ease.
"The Beloved Woman" by Kathleen Norris
Mr. Ransome was sidesman at the Parish Church, and at no time was the Headache compatible with being sidesman.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
The case of the Greeks proves that war and progress are compatible.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
He adopted the odious means of advancing them to offices which could not be held compatible with a seat in Parliament.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
On the other hand, would the position of a Secretary of State be compatible with his being President of a Council?
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
Is this compatible with the survival of a Roman constitution?
"Memorials of Old London" by Various
Unfortunately it matters not, as far as inheritance is concerned, how injurious a quality or structure may be if compatible with life.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Absolute equality of property is just as compatible with universal misery as with universal prosperity.
"Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)" by Sir Leslie Stephen
And if her wanderings seem to breathe of innocence, they are yet compatible with the absence of it.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
Freewill, then, must be shown to be compatible not with foreknowledge only, but with necessity also.
"Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics" by William Thomas Thornton
It alternates with derision, and is compatible with contempt.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various
There is an idea in enforced control which is hardly compatible with obedience.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Is benevolence compatible with a small income?
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
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In news:

Compatible with media up to 3.9-inches thick.
The MXBO viscosity sensor uses the piston time-of-fall method for measuring viscosities from 0.1 to 100,000 CPS and is PLC compatible for use with the company's process controllers.
Several of the hottest games of 2011 were 3D-compatible.
Electrically pumped light emitter could be compatible with CMOS.
Revision has introduced the Wolfspider tactical goggles that streamline size, weight and design for "superior comfort and equipment compatibility," according to the company.
Shure Incorporated has announced the release of an upgraded version of its Wireless Workbench software that includes compatibility with Macintosh computers.
The Zep Compatible power optimizer can be integrated with the frame of any Zep Compatible solar module.
The Eco-Ultra ink bags are compatible with the ValueJet 1324, 1624, and 1638 printers.
Compatible with any operating system that supports USB.
FPGA mezzanine card simplifies JESD204B-compatible data converter-to-FPGA connectivity.
The new plug-in speaker works with any compatible smartphone or tablet.
This long running action simulation game series now offers impressive 3D compatibility in single and multiplayer modes.
Are the two goals compatible.
When selecting a home control system, should you care if it's compatible with Z-Wave or ZigBee.
The Impact loudspeakers can also be easily installed using WB-10 wall brackets and CB-10 ceiling brackets, and are OmniMount™ compatible.
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In science:

We also fix a compatible almost complex structure J satisfying ω (v, J v ) > 0.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
The homomorphisms of Z/2Z-graded vector spaces are supposed to be compatible with the gradation.
Algebraic structures on quasi-primary states in superconformal algebras
Remark 2.2 The P in (C3) is a finite sum because of (C0). L is called the conformal vector of R. A homomorphism of conformal superalgebras from R to R′ is a K [∂ ]-module homomorphism f : R → R′ that is compatible with the (n) products for all n ∈ N and maps L to the conformal vector of R′ .
Algebraic structures on quasi-primary states in superconformal algebras
Suppose given an isomorphism of K [∂ ]-modules f : R → R′ that is compatible with the (n) products where (R, {(n)}n∈N, L) and (R′, {(n)}n∈N, L′ ) are conformal superalgebras.
Algebraic structures on quasi-primary states in superconformal algebras
The lattice and electronic effectons subsystems are spatially compatible.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
ENU model, Vaidya metrics and Newton gravitational theory are mutually compatible.
Compatibility of the expansive nondecelerative universe model with the Newton gravitational theory and the general theory of relativity
The mentioned identity can be taken as an example documenting compatibility of the ENU model, Vaidya metrics and the general theory of relativity.
Compatibility of the expansive nondecelerative universe model with the Newton gravitational theory and the general theory of relativity
These features are not compatible with the meanfield type analysis of P (ξ ), and thus it seems necessary to consider more general mechanism of the square-root time initial relaxation.
Nonexponential Relaxation of Magnetization at the Resonant Tunneling Point under a Fluctuating Random Noise
Theorem .: GPl;hY ;:::;Yn i is compatible with Pl.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Note that all the representations of uncertainty we have considered so far have associated with them BN-compatible domains.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks . I rvPl (X; Y jZ) holds for every plausibility measure in P LD;(cid:8);(cid:10) compatible with G.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Corollary . : If I rvPl (X; Y jZ) is provable from CIRV{ and (cid:6)G;Pl, then I rvPl (X; Y jZ) holds for every algebraic cpm Pl compatible with G.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Then if I rvPl (X; Y jZ) holds for every plausibility measure in P LD;(cid:8);(cid:10) compatible with G, then d-sep G (X; Y jZ). I remark that independence and d-separation for various approaches to representing sets of probability measures using Bayesian networks are discussed by Cozman (b, a).
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Then if I rvPl (X; Y jZ) holds for every plausibility measure in P LD;(cid:8);(cid:10) compatible with G, then d-sep G (X; Y jZ).
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
It is easy to check that Pl is compatible with G as well.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
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