A device, such as a computer or computer software, that can be integrated into or used with another device or system of its type. [Middle English, from Medieval Latin compatībilis, from Late Latin compatī, to sympathize; see compassion .] com·pat′i·bil′i·ty, com·pat′i·ble·ness n.

compatibility definition: 1. the fact of being able to exist, live, or work successfully with something or someone else: 2…. Learn more. Cambridge Dictionary +Plus


 · compatibility (countable and uncountable, plural compatibilities) The state of being compatible; in which two or more things are able to exist or work together in combination without problems or conflict.

noun. 1 A state in which two things are able to exist or occur together without problems or conflict. ‘In fact, Europe now faces a much more formidable set of challenges regarding Galileo's future compatibility.’. ‘The secret to success in a mentoring relationship is compatibility.’.

Compatibility definition, the natural ability to live or work together in harmony because of well-matched characteristics: In earlier times, love and compatibility were not the main considerations in finding a suitable spouse. See more.