Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Capable of existing together; congenial.

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Usage examples "compatible":

  1. These poems, and others which followed or preceded them in print, were inspired by such faith as is born of devotion and reverence: not by such faith, if faith it may be called, as is synonymous with servility or compatible with prostration of an abject or wavering spirit and a submissive or dethroned intelligence. - "Poems & Ballads (First Series)", Algernon Charles Swinburne.
  2. Thus the acceptance of the headship by Frederick William under any conditions compatible with the claims of the Assembly was known to be doubtful when, on the 28th of March, the majority resolved to offer him the Imperial Crown. - "History of Modern Europe 1792-1878", C. A. Fyffe.
  3. In general, it will be found best to install units of the largest possible size compatible with the size of the plant and operating conditions, with the total power requirements divided among such a number of units as will give proper flexibility of load, with such additional units for spares as conditions of cleaning and insurance against interruption of service warrant. - "Steam, Its Generation and Use", Babcock & Wilcox Co..